It’s the Easter…Money!

Hello, Funds Fans!  Other duties have kept me away and here it is Thursday already.  Also, for anyone else out there who just flipped their calendars to the correct month, it’s Easter this weekend!  I am totally ready for it too.  (long silence)   Well, I will be but first things first: where’s the money?

Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada is supporting Going Global;  a versatile little program that aims to promote and enhance Canada’s international innovation efforts by helping Canadian companies and/or researchers in pursuing international R&D collaborative opportunities through the development of partnerships with key players in other countries/economies. Grants range from $5,000.00 to $75,000.00 and applications must be sent a minimum of eight weeks prior to the commencement of the project.  On-line application only.

Eligibility for this program includes:  Canadian researchers from private Canadian small and medium sized enterprises, universities, and non-government research centres.

Eligible expenses include travel and related costs as well as other non-research expenses.

Fundsblogger Note: The category of non-research expenses is quite interesting and adds depth of understanding to the purpose of this fund… don’t just stand around in the ‘lobby’ of your international hotel on this one, folks. 

Canadian Heritage provides up to 50% of eligible project expenses under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, and the acquisition of specialized equipment as well as conducting feasibility studies.  As with the CMHC programs, funding has been secured beyond this year’s budget and applications are accepted year-round and .

Eligibility for this program includes non-profit arts and heritage organizations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation, provincial/territorial governments, municipal or regional governments and their agencies, as well as First Nations and Inuit equivalent governments.  Please contact the regional office with your project idea before submitting.

The BC Water Sustainability Endowment Grant is supported by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.  Amount $3,000.00.  Deadline: June 29th, 2012.  The REF will also produce a video about the successful grantee and project.  All qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply.
The purpose of this grant is to support sustainable real estate and land use practices for the benefit of British Columbians. Because of the Foundation’s “land use” mandate, the focus is on fresh water bodies and watercourses, and the foreshore: where land meets ocean. (Projects focused solely on marine environments are not eligible for support.)  The single grant awarded will make a meaningful contribution to support:
  • Community-based watershed stewardship
  • Sustainable use of fresh water

So, that’s where we found a bit of money this week:  GPWB’s (global parties with benefits), cultural and heritage spaces and feel good environmental funds on the dime of the developers.

Happy Easter to all!