Deadline Alerts: August 2012

Hello Funds Fans!  Since August is nearly upon us, I thought I’d better re-cap the deadlines that are coming up soon.

August 1st, 2012:  Honda Canada Foundation‘s mission is to enhance the social well being of Canadian communities through responsible investment in organizations that share our vision and values and focus on youth in our communities.  The Foundation is proud to be involved with charitable purposes that reflect the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies.  (Grants awarded by November 2012)

August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Professional Development Project Assistance Program – This program is designed to assist professional artists and arts administrators to undertake specific activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists professional artists and arts administrators who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link the proposed project with the next stage of their professional development.

August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council  Touring Initiatives, Project Assistance Program – Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations  to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contritube to long term sustainability.

August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Co-op Placements is a  program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience.

August 2nd, 2012: The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is a new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. It will help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.  Maximum Grant: under $250,000. 

August 3rd, 2012: Founded in May 2012, the Inspirit Foundation is a new, national grant-making organization that supports Canadians, particularly young adults, in building a more inclusive and pluralistic Canada. One way the foundation does this is by funding initiatives that foster engagement and exchange between young Canadians of different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs.  Inspirit Bridge Building Grants will provide $250,000 in funding, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

August 3rd, 2012: The Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund  (SAR NIF), was established by the federal government in 1988, and is managed by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS), on behalf of the Lead Minister for Search and Rescue in partnership with other federal, provincial and territorial SAR organizations. Potential applicants must contact one of the federal, provincial or territorial SAR partners to initiate interest in the program and develop proposals that address program and partner priorities.  (For BC it’s Emergency Management BC.  Contact: Carol.McClintock@gov.bc.ca.   Eligible Recipients include: Provincial and territorial governments, profit and not-for-profit Canadian organizations and associations from volunteer, academic or private sectors and individuals.

August 9th, 2012: The Catherine Donnelly Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry in the areas of housing and adult education.  The Catherine Donnelly Foundation aspires to a world that respects and reverences creation; a world that gives place and voice to the poor; an interdependent society whose structures enable the poor to live with dignity and to realize their full potential as persons and as citizens; a community that is open to transformation and whose commitment to human solidarity ensures social and ecological justice.

August 17, 2012: The First Nations Health Council has recently issued a Call for Letters of Interest under their new funding envelope called Community Health Initiatives (CHI).  Funding is intended to support new and improved ways to deliver health services to BC First Nations.  CHI funding will be allocated to projects promoting innovation and collaboration in health service delivery and will honour First Nations approaches to maintaining health and well-being. CHI funding will support health service delivery initiatives and projects that are not currently funded by federal and provincial governments. Grants range from $10,000 and under to $50,000 +.  (multiple year submissions possible)

August 21, 2012: The Disability Component of the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP-D) supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the Program supports not-for-profit organizations across Canada in tackling barriers faced by people with disabilities with respect to social inclusion.  Canadian not-for-profit organizations can receive up to $250,000 per year for up to three years for projects that support the Government of Canada’s commitments under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Projects must focus on one or more of the following priorities: active living, accessibility, vulnerable populations and increasing awareness of disability-related issues.

August 31st, 2012: Community Gaming Grants, Public Safety and the Environment streams are now accepting applications.  Maximum Grants are as follows: Local organizations: up to $100,000 per year Regional organizations: up to $225,000 per year Province-wide organizations: up to $250,000 per year.

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