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  • findfundsblogger 3:50 pm on August 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    September 2012 Deadline Alerts 

    funding deadline alertHi Funds Fans!  Posts have been few and far between these last two weeks as we’ve been away, most recently in the fantastic locale of Ucluelet, B.C.  What a breath-taking spot!  It’s a great place for families or for romantic getaways.  Heck, I’d go there just by myself because you can’t get any further away from it all than the far west coast of Vancouver Island!

    With September upon us, here’s a list of upcoming deadlines.

    September 1st, 2012  The Robert Carr civil society Network Fund (RC‐NF) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for global and regional HIV/AIDS civil society and community networks. Maximum Grant: $25,000 + (estimate)   Eligibility: Registered nonprofit or charity, non-governmental organization (NGO) or community-based organizations.

    September 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. EDT  Stars in Global Health: Initial grant $100,000, Scale -Up Grant $1 Mil.  This unique program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.  They are seeking ideas that reflect the full spectrum of global health including drug discovery, medical devices and diagnostics, vaccine development, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including mental health and cancer), information communication technologies, health-related water and sanitation, and agriculture.  Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12-18 months to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the idea. Upon successful review of proposals at 12-18 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD may be awarded with potential linkages to private sector investments.

    September 6th, 2012  Tecterra has opened up four new Calls for Proposals to support the commercialization of geomatics technology. Of particular interest is the Industry Investment Program. Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project. (Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. – Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomatics)  This program provides an opportunity for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), preferably in collaboration with research organizations, government and other stakeholder communities, to put forward their ideas and plans to create economic value for Alberta, and the rest of Canada, through the development and commercialization of geomatics technology. Funding will focus on solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, land management and land development. Those interested in being considered for the first review of this funding opportunity should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the form provided.

    September 7, 2012  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for language training and other settlement and resettlement services to help newcomers succeed in their new lives in this country. Settlement and Resettlement projects that are local, regional, national and international in scope can now be submitted online under the Call for Proposals (CFP) 2012.

    September 10th, 2012 Mountain Equipment Co-op has some excellent opportunities including:  Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.  Research Grants: To support wilderness conservation and sustainable recreational land use. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.  Advocacy and Education Grants: To support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.  Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.  Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

    September 11th, 2012. Maximum Grant $25,000 + (estimated)  The Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI) is working to support the development and adoption of agroforestry practices for the benefit of all British Columbians.
    Their goals are to: Develop the business case for agroforestry practices in British Columbia; Improve market connections for agroforestry products and services; Demonstrate agroforestry practices to showcase operational examples of agroforestry systems; Improve agroforestry awareness, extension and education; and, Expand and strengthen partnerships among agroforestry practitioners and stakeholder organizations.

    September 12th, 2012  BCIdeas has a great selection of funding opportunities ranging from $500 to $15,000+ as part of a collaborative competition where social entrepreneurs enter their ideas and programs to gain funding and support. This competition seeks innovative solutions to health, social and environmental challenges facing BC communities today, and in the future.  Enter your idea or solution, or nominate an individual, organization, or partnership before the competition deadline!

    September 14th, 2012 For all NPO’s and Charitable Orgainzations across Canada, Innoweave has just opened a new initiative called Impact and Strategic Clarity module. The program will run between November 2012 and March 2013. Ten to 14 organizations will be accepted as participants.

    September 14th, 2012.  The Agriculture Environment Initiative Program  addresses emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife as well as continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term. Maximum grants appear to be $25,000 +.

    September 14th, 2012 (by midnight) is the Letter of Intent Deadline for the Vancouver Foundation who supports the Youth Philanthropy Council program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000.  The Youth Philanthropy Council funds projects that are youth driven and/or include youth in their design, implementation and decision making; build good youth partnerships and connections; increase awareness of the diversity of youth ideas and experiences in communities. If your LOI is accepted, the grant applications are due October 12, 2012 4:30 PM with final decisions made by mid-December, 2012.

    September 14th, 2012 and also through the Vancouver Foundation is the Generation Green Grants program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000. For 2012, the Generation Green Grants have a special focus on sustainable food. Project ideas include growing and sharing food; ensuring equitable access to safe and healthy food or reducing energy consumption during food production. However, we are also interested in other great youth ideas to make Vancouver green.

    September 15th, 2012  The Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grant-making collaborative guided by and for sex workers. The fund was launched this year to support movements and organisations fighting for sex workers’ health, human and labour rights and self-determination. Grants range from $5,000 and $50,000.

    September 15th, 2012  The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program which offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time. Maximum Grant: +$100,000/yr. and under.

    September 15th, 2012  The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) has just opened their Small Grants Program and is offering $5,000 towards disability research in Canada.  CCDS is a national, not-for-profit, disability-focused research and education organization located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The goals of the Small Grants Program are intended to facilitate research partnerships among researchers, consumer-directed disability groups, and/or other community groups; to encourage research focused on issues expressed as important by the disability community and where people with disabilities are involved in the research process (e.g. participatory action research).

    September 15th, 2012  The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.

    September 15th, 2012 is the LOI deadline for the Bullit Foundation whose mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation invites inquiries from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska. Inquiries received before  Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. This Foundation has granted over $2 million within British Columbia already this year and that’s just from one of two annual proposal deadline periods. Wow!

    September 19th, 2012  The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides the Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis fund.  Maximum amount per grant is $150,000 for a total of one year.

    September 20th, 2012  The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people living in Canada who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations, enabling them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in financial issues. The Fund will gather and disseminate the learnings that emerge from the best practices of projects supported through the Fund and will evaluate and communicate the impact of funded projects.  Grants awarded will generally range from $25,000 to $100,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.

    Fundsblogger Note:  There are several other organizations who release their new funding terms and deadlines in the month of September, so stay tuned!

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  • findfundsblogger 8:48 am on August 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Serious funding for serious issues. Check it out! 

    breast health

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    Hi Funds Fans!  Before I leave for one last jaunt of the summer and the madness of a new school year begins, I found a few important funding sources to share with you.

    The first comes to us from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (BC – Yukon).  They provide a program called the Small Initiative Fund which provides funding for small scale community initiatives in breast cancer and breast health education and awareness.  Requests for up to $5,000 are accepted on an on-going basis.  Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year.

    Also of note is that the Small Grants Programme at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is now open.  Maximum Grant $10,000.  Deadline October 1st, 2012.  Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.The Fund will give priority to projects that focus on the areas of health (physical and mental well-being) and education (such as language revitalization).  Eligible applicants include Indigenous peoples’ organizations (local, national or regional); Women’s indigenous organizations; Indigenous youth organization.

    Another significant funding source is the Red Umbrella Fund.  This fund is the first-ever global grant-making collaborative guided by and for sex workers. The fund was launched this year to support movements and organisations fighting for sex workers’ health, human and labour rights and self-determination. Grants range from $5,000 and $50,000.  Deadline: September 15th, 2012.

    The Red Umbrella Fund will provide grants to support four types of activities to sex worker-led organizations and initiatives (including to organizations that are registered or not registered in their country: Start up funds for informal groups to become legal entities; Multi-year, core funding; Funds to support peer-led capacity building and exchanges; Emergency grants with capacity for immediate response.

    It will also provide opportunities and grants for sex worker-led organizations to strengthen the capacity of grantee organizations stressing peer-to-peer mentoring in such areas as (but not limited to): Organizational development and management; Program development and implementation; Resource mobilization; Registration assistance; Advocacy and communications skills; Information dissemination; Monitoring and evaluation skills.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:32 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects up to $50,000 

    Deadline: October 5th, 2012

    Hi Funds Fans!  A brief inter-holiday post.  It’s too good to wait!!  The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.  The Small Projects Component provides grant funding of up to $50,000 per project to improve the built environment through renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible (such as such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers).

    Funding for at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs must come from non-federal government sources.

    Deadline: October 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Organizations may apply for funding only when there is an open call for proposals.

    Who can apply:

    • not-for-profit organizations
    • small municipalities (with populations under 250 000 according to census data)
    • small private-sector organizations (fewer than 50 employees and under $5 million in gross revenue per year)
    • colleges and universities
    • territorial governments
    • Aboriginal governments
    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share…

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  • findfundsblogger 11:47 am on August 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Saturday Post: Funds for Nuclear Safety 

    Hello Funs Fans!  Welcome to your Saturday.  I hope it is a lazy, sprawling, dog day of summer complete with lemonade (or wine) and a gentle spray of water from some turquois source.  Later today, I will be packing for holidays and then I won’t be back to the blog until the end of August.  Today, I give no deadlines, just awareness.

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) provides a funding program called Participant Funding (PFP) to enhance Aboriginal, public and stakeholder participation in the CNSC environmental assessment and licensing and process.  This funding is ear-marked to help stakeholders bring valuable information to the commission through informed and topic-specific interventions related to aspects of environmental assessments and licensing.

    The PFP is available to eligible stakeholders whose proposed activities are related to aspects of environmental assessments (EA) and/or a licensing action for major nuclear facilities (e.g., uranium mines, nuclear power plants or nuclear waste facilities). Funding may also be available for CNSC proceedings that are of significant interest to the public or to Aboriginal groups.

    The maximum amount of funding available for each project will depend on potential direct impacts and public interest, as well as other factors, including:

    • project size and location
    • Aboriginal groups in the area
    • diversity of issues likely to be raised in the hearing
    • the technical complexity of the project
    • participant funding levels that may have been established for similar projects in the past
    • available resources

    Eligible recipients are individuals, community members, Aboriginal groups, not-for-profit corporations and other stakeholders who have:

    • a direct, local interest in the project; for example, living or owning property near the project area
    • Aboriginal traditional knowledge and/or local community insight relevant to the proposed project
    • interests in potential project impacts on treaty lands, settlement lands or traditional territories and/or related claims and rights
    • plans to provide value-added* information relevant to the CNSC’s mandate and specific matter before the Commission Tribunal

    Note: * Value-added information is new, distinctive and relevant information that contributes to a better understanding of the anticipated effects of a project.

    The CNSC’s annual funding allotment for PFP is limited and will likely be divided among various projects on an annual basis. Multiple applications may be associated with a single issue (or ‘matter’) – which is why the CNSC encourages collaboration amongst groups and individuals seeking funding for similar activities.

    The PFP is intended to provide modest funding to approved Funding Applicants whose input on a proposed project will bring value to the CNSC’s regulatory processes. It is the Funding Applicant’s responsibility to explain how each proposal will contribute value-added information to the CNSC.

    In general, the maximum funding for a single matter could reach up to $250,000 per year. However, in special circumstances and upon the recommendation of the Funding Review Committee or the President, the CNSC may increase the available funding for the matter at hand.

    Participant funding is available to cover some expenses related to professional fees, travel and other reasonable costs, as determined by an independent Funding Review Committee. CNSC participant funding is not meant to act as or to replace capacity-building funding from other sources. It is a modest amount meant to cover some of the expenses incurred in providing the CNSC with value-added information related to an EA or licensing issue.

    Nuculear power is a controversial matter.  Please feel welcome to leave your comments below.

     
  • findfundsblogger 12:53 pm on August 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Disaster Financial Assistance (flooding) has been authorized! Check here if your community is listed. 

    Disaster Financial Assistance has been authorized for the following Fraser Valley Regional District Communities:

    Electoral Area B (Laidlaw), Electoral Area C, Electoral Area G (Nicomen Island area)

    Also, First Nations Communities: Cheam, Kwiketlem and Shxw’ ow’hamel, Chawathil First Nation, Seabird Island, Leq’a:mel (Fraser Valley Regional District, Nicomen Slough)

    Deadline:  October 16, 2012.  View details here.

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:40 am on August 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Whitley Fund for Nature 

    Whitley Awards are a form of conservation funding and an international profile prize that recognises grassroots conservation leaders. The Awards are worth £35,000 in project fundingDeadline for applications is October 31st 2012.

    The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering awards and grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world. They locate and recognise some of the world’s most dynamic conservation leaders and support projects founded on good science, community involvement and pragmatism. Above all, they champion passionate individuals who are committed to precipitating long-lasting conservation benefits on the ground.

    The WFN aims to:

    • source and fund the world’s most dynamic conservation leaders
    • support work founded on proven results and science that helps local communities directly benefit from healthy ecosystems
    • fund pragmatic projects that have a long-lasting impact on the ground
    • help winners to raise their profile, network and educate others
    • work with winners to heighten public awareness of the serious problems facing nature and biodiversity worldwide.

    WFN celebrates effective local conservation leaders working in resource poor, biodiversity rich regions through Whitley Awards of up to £30,000.  The Awards are the result of a competitive process and of the Whitley Award Winners selected each year, one recipient goes on to also win the prestigious Gold Award, worth an additional £30,000. The Whitley Awards Ceremony, hosted by our patron HRH The Princess Royal, is held annually at the Royal Geographical Society.

    Continuation Funding of up to £60,000 over two years is available for previous Whitley Award Winners who have proven themselves to be truly exceptional. In this way, we enable the continued growth of projects where outstanding contributions to conservation are being made and creating lasting impact.

    The strategic focus of the Whitley Awards is national conservation leadership in countries that are not defined as a High Income Economy by the World Bank.

    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share… Better yet, collaborate with an eligible country and get in on the action 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 8:56 am on August 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Paper Li’d again: Geomatics Today 

    Thanks @EricColburn 🙂  Check out Geomatics Today… today!

     
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    NOW OPEN: Funds for Arts & Heritage and Grassroots Environmental Projects 

    Good day Funds Fans!  Again we have some great new funding sources for you.  But first, a big shout out to Funds for NGO’s as they provide an exceptional source of international funding news.  Please check them out and sign up for their updates as well.

    On the Canadian front, we have just learned that Canadian Heritage has launched a new call for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives program.  Maximum Grant: up to $100,000+  Deadline: October 9th, 2012.

    Strategic Initiatives provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that will help arts and heritage organizations strengthen their management abilities, make strategic use of new technologies and diversify their revenues. By supporting collaborative projects, Strategic Initiatives encourages knowledge and resource sharing that will improve the business operations of arts and heritage organizations and help them make stronger contributions to Canadian society and the economy; and that will advance cultural development at the local level.

    Eligibility for the Strategic Initiatives funding includes Non-profit organizations, associations, institutions, or foundations incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II or provincial or territorial legislation; First Nations, Inuit or Métis organizations; Postsecondary education institution or a heritage organization created by another level of government with distinct objectives, programs and budgets related to the arts or heritage.

    Also, Patagonia is now accepting Grant Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The program seeks to fund work that is action-oriented, builds public involvement and support, is strategic, focuses on root causes, accomplishes specific goals and objectives, and demonstrates a commitment to long-term change.  Grants range from $3,000 to $8,000.  Deadline: August 31st, 2012.

    Patagonia grants are geared toward helping local groups working to protect local habitat, and thinks that individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind.  The company looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and likes to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own – their own – laws. Applicants efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.

    That’s our spiel for today folks but stay tuned as we have a long list of funders coming up!  September is going to be a busy month 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 12:34 pm on August 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Big $$: Innovative Research and Geomatics Technology Commercialization 

    Image Source: centrogeo.org

    Hello, Funds Fans!  It’s your friendly, neighbourhood Bloggy Bloggerton leaping Calls for Proposals in a single bound.  For those of you stopping by for the first time, what I do here is provide timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other opportunities for where and how to find money for your community, your organization or for your client.  Although I do try to keep things fun and funny around here, for the really funny stuff you should check out and LIKE my FaceBook page.

    Today is a lovely, August day here in the Fraser Valley and the count down to our annual Family Camping Trip to Blue Lake  has begun.  We’ll be heading out there on Sunday once my daughter has finished her routine with the Chilliwack Giants Cheerleaders at this weekends Chilli-Bowl Football Tournie.  Go Giants!

    After a week of tenting, canoeing, ‘Smores and star-gazing at Blue Lake, we’ll be heading to Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island for a somewhat less “rough” experience; staying at Reef Point Cottages.  What a privilege to be able to experience such diverse landscapes and eco-systems all within two weeks!  If at least one of my daughters doesn’t end up as a Biologist, Botanist or Environmental Technician I will be very surprised.  There is such an unending amount of beauty and mystery to discover in nature.  Beautiful British Columbia indeed!

    Anyway, on with the show.  Where’s the money?

    The International Research Development Centre (IDRC) has just opened their second call for small grants under their Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing funding streams.  Grants range from $1,000 to $60,000.00.  Deadline:  August 31, 2012.

    The IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems.  They encourage and support researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Their goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment.

    Grants are open to local, regional, national, and international organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada, that produce or share knowledge for development. Individuals may not apply. Organizations new to IDRC are encouraged to apply.

    Available funding streams are categorized as follows:

    $1,000 to $15,000 for support of events and for small dissemination activities and products.

    $15,000 to $60,000 for support towards research, knowledge-building, and knowledge-sharing projects.

    For project or partner ideas, please see our post from last Friday.

    Also, we have just learned that Tecterra has opened up four new Calls for Proposals to support the commercialization of geomatics technology.   Of particular interest is the Industry Investment ProgramGrants range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project.  Deadline: September 6th, 2012.

    Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information.  (Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomatics)

    This program provides an opportunity for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), preferably in collaboration with research organizations, government and other stakeholder communities, to put forward their ideas and plans to create economic value for Alberta, and the rest of Canada, through the development and commercialization of geomatics technology.  Funding will focus on solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, land management and land development.  Those interested in being considered for the first review of this funding opportunity should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the form provided.

    Fundsblogger Note: This source may be of particular relevance to First Nation organizations in B.C.

    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:04 am on August 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Is it you? 

    Requesting support for poverty eradication programs in Kerala, India

    Do you know of a Community Group, Youth Group, Church Group or NGO who would like to partner with this organization to help fulfill their mandate?

    There are several funding sources within this blog that can assist with such collaborations.  The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is one (blogged yesterday); also the Starbucks Foundation may support a youth led project in partnership with the Trust.  And hey!  The Stars in Global Health (Deadline: September 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. EDT  Initial grant $100,000, Scale -Up Grant $1 Mil.) program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.  Sounds like a match made in Heaven!

    Some of the poverty eradication programs provided by the Trust include:

    Micro Finance – The scheme of micro-credit has been found as an effective instrument for uplifting the poor above the level of poverty by providing them self employment opportunities and making them credit worthy. We have the power to lend money for income generating activities to individuals, self-help groups and other organizations for the purpose of poverty alleviation.

    Women Empowerment: We are taking number of awareness programmes on different important topics and issues. We are organizing several study classes and workshops against HIV, awareness against abortion, suicide attempt, dowry system, torturing, importance of self hygienic, epidemic, environmental pollution and importance of women in social works.

    Skill Development Training: The District level SGSY Committee approved the Flory Trust as a Rural Employment Training Agency,  as the rural development training institute         conducting various skill development training programs (Dairy Farming, Vegetable Cultivation, Fashion Designing, Beautician course, Tailoring and Machine embroidery, Catering, Live Stock Farming, Mushroom Cultivation, Saree Designing and Embroidery, book binding, jewellery design etc.,) for more than 5000 women from rural area with the help of SGSY.

    Agriculture Nursery:  The Trust started a nursery to produce quality plant materials and seedlings at Kuzhalmannam. Trust formed 100 Flory Clubs with the participation of rural people and farmers. The members of Flory Clubs were trained and financed for the agro based self employment programs.  The Society Organized study classes on Flory culture, Medicinal plant cultivation ,Vegetable cultivation, Banana cultivation, quality flower, seeds and  marketing with co-operation of  Grama Panchayath, Commercial banks and Agricultural Dept.

    Please check out the work of the Flory & Agricultural Trust and consider partnering with them for a win-win-win project!

     
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