Upcoming June deadlines: Don’t miss out on these opportunities!!

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Greetings, Funds Fans! I hope it is a fabulous, sunny day wherever you are today. The Fraser Valley is in sun-soaked glory on this day and our recent rainy days are now just a dim memory…except when I wander out to the back of the yard where the cedars keep the “grass” (read moss) in perpetual moisture. On those backyard wanders, I am reminded of three things: 1) the Fraser Valley is located in a coastal temperate rainforest, 2) spiders love to weave silken nets between every tree and being a dimly lit corner, you actually have to walk right into them before you know they are there and 3) strappy sandals are not the best footwear for inspecting such damp, mossy edges of the yard.

Being that it’s nearly June already, today I re-cap all the funds that have June deadlines. Since I sent out two blaring red deadline alerts already this week, I’ve chosen a different, somewhat random, graphic to accompany today’s post. In chronological order of due date, here’s where we found some funds:

June 1st, 2012: Evergreen provides grants to day-cares, schools and community groups for greening projects such as teaching gardens, food gardens and for protecting and restoring urban green spaces. The next upcoming deadline is for the Toyota Evergreen “Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grant”. This fund is for schools wishing to create outdoor classrooms and food gardens to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Grants range from $500 to $3,500 for publicly funded Canadian schools (K–12) and $500 to $2,000 for not-for-profit daycares.

June 4th, 2012: Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston that provides up to $15,000 towards increasing access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The goal of these grants is to increase access to innovative recreational programs that help young Canadians improve their fitness and nutrition levels, connect to their community and develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.

June 15, 2012: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Planning Grants : Spring 2012 Priority Announcement: In this competition, funds are available to encourage and support applications in specific areas that are aligned with CIHR’s research priority areas and mandates. These areas include: Aging, Cancer Research, Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Ethics, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Health, Health Services and Policy Research, Health Services and Systems for an Aging Population, HIV/AIDS, Infection and Immunity, Musculoskeletal Health, Arthritis, Skin and Oral Health, Nutrition, Metabolism & Diabetes, Partnerships for Health System Improvement – Partnership Development Funds, Reproductive and Child Health. Funding Range: $25,000/project.

June 18th, 2012: Farm Credit Canada provides funding for rural community initiatives through their FCC Agri-Spirit Fund. Donations 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. 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. Eligible projects will: enhance the vitality of rural Canada, be completed between December 1,2012 and December 31, 2014, be accessible to all members of the community, be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.), be located in rural Canada, benefit a rural community with a population less than 100,000 people, recognize FCC’s contribution and allow FCC to put up a permanent sign.

June 19th, 2012: The Homelessness Knowledge Development (HKD) funding stream provides funding to stakeholders, including not-for-profit organizations, researchers and academics, to develop knowledge on homelessness issues. HKD funds projects that focus on data development; research and analysis; identification and sharing of best practices; and knowledge dissemination. Eligible applicants are invited to submit proposals for research projects that will increase knowledge with respect to promising practices to prevent or reduce homelessness for those with mental health issues in Canada. Grants range from $50,000 to $80,000.

June 20th, 2012: The First Nations and Urban Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of its 2012-2013 Call for Applications for Community Early Childhood Development Projects/Programs servicing BC First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Métis children, zero to six years of age. Language and Culture projects up to $25,000. Service Improvements and Quality projects up to $25,000. Visit their website http://www.fnuaecdsc.ca/ to access all necessary information and documents including the Calls for Applications, Application Forms and our 2012-2013 Information Package.

June 22nd, 2012: The B.C. Language Initiative (BCLI) is NOW OPEN. The First Peoples’ Culture Council is accepting applications to the BCLI to revitalize British Columbia First Nations languages through documentation, immersion programs, materials and curriculum development, traditional and cultural programming, and community collaboration. First Nations communities and organizations are eligible to submit proposals.

June 29th, 2012: New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others. Grants are available for projects that encourage seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.Maximum Grant: $25,000. Eligibility includes a wide range of organizations such as: not-for-profit organizations, coalitions and networks, municipal governments, research organizations and institutes, educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CEGEPs), public health and social service institutions, band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, for-profit enterprises and school boards/school districts.

June 29, 2012: The New Relationship Trust is accepting applications under their First Nation Youth and Policy Development programs. The Youth Grant funding program is for First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC. Maximum grant: $2,000 per project. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth in their communities.   Under the Policy Development program, NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.  The Policy Development program is open until funds are exhausted.

June 29th, 2012: The BC Water Sustainability Endowment Grant is supported by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia. Amount $3,000.00. 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 activities that are community-based watershed stewardship and/or promote the sustainable use of fresh water.

June 30th, 2012: Breakfast for Learning is the leading, national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. We help raise awareness and educate communities about the vital link between proper nutrition and learning through ongoing program support, training, child nutrition education, resources and research.

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