Deadline Alerts for May 2012 – Don’t let them get away !!

May 2012 Deadlines

These funds have been posted throughout April and now have deadlines approaching!  Don’t let them get away…

Due May 7th to June 18, 2012 Farm Credit Canada provides funding for rural community initiatives through their FCC Agri-Spirit FundDonations from $5,000 to $25,000 are available to supplement other fundraising efforts.  Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.  Online applications now open.  Eligible applicants include: a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, a registered non-profit organization, a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 100,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band), a non-profit organization that will partner with a municipal body who agrees to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in their name.

Due May 15, 2012, Vancity Community Project Grants provide up to $10,000 for projects that focus on funding priorities in the following areas: People: Good Money™ shows people how to build their wealth; Planet: Good Money™ creates a sustainable place to live; Places: Good Money™ invests for positive change in the community.  Applications that demonstrate work in two or more of these areas are preferred, as are those that focus resources specifically at marginalized people (including Aboriginal people, immigrants, refugees and people with low incomes). As a general principle, Vancity seeks to support marginalized individuals and groups to participate in decision-making and program development and delivery on the issues that affect and concern them the most.

Due May 24, 2012: enp-BC grant program provides a maximum grant of $10,000 (matching)  To be eligible for enp funding, an organization must: be a Provincially or Federally incorporated non-profit organization, be a qualified donee under CRA regulations: registered charity, native band, municipality, or have a charitable sponsor, have its base, activities, and benefits in British Columbia. The organization must have an office in BC and the program & its benefits must be in BC.  Applicants must attend a Building Your Social Enterprise workshop and have the organizational capacity (budget & staff) to meet the grant objectives.  Grants may be used to pay for professional fees for technical assistance and/or staff costs and resources related to the planning or organizational development activity.  The enp program funds planning and/or research activities along the entire development path from opportunity identification and organizational readiness activities ($2500 – $5000) to feasibility studies, marketing plans or business plans (up to $10,000).

Due May 31, 2012 Brownfield Renewal Funding Program (the Program) provides grants from $10,000 to $125,000 (50% to 85% of eligible activities) to help to revitalize inactive or unused lands across British Columbia by reducing the risk and uncertainty normally associated with these types of sites. The Program will contribute funding to land owners or developers for environmental investigations and related activities on brownfield sites where various factors have pre-empted redevelopment and where it is possible to achieve triple-bottom-line benefits. The program also targets smaller communities where the successful redevelopment of brownfield sites requires more incentives.

Due May 31, 2012 First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) is an Indigenous-led organization that supports Indigenous controlled, locally initiated, community driven development with small grants from its Keepers of the Earth Fund.  Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 USD(Notification by June 15th, 2012)  All applicants must:

  • be an Indigenous led grassroots/local or community based institution in the Arctic or the Americas;
  • have an organizational bank account or a fiscal sponsor;
  • be willing to share project outcomes and lessons for use in case studies and formal training modules for Indigenous organizations, corporations and multinational agencies

Due May 31, 2012 RBC Play Hockey RBC knows it takes a lot to make hockey happen, so we’d like to help those who work hard so we can all just play. RBC Play Hockey™ offers 20 grants, in the amount of $25,000 each to be awarded across North America.

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