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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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