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  • findfundsblogger 9:23 am on September 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Healthcare Grants, Scholarships and Project Funds NOW AVAILABLE :) 

    Healthcare funding now open!Happy Saturday to you, Funds Fans!  We have some great resources for the health care field today, so please share this post with all the healthcare students and program coordinators that you know.

    The McKesson Foundation has just opened it’s annual Call for Proposals to its Regional Grants Program in Canada.  Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000.  Deadline:  October 31, 2012.   In keeping with their philosophy of Empowering Healthcare at McKesson Canada they also believe that it is their responsibility to help the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the communities in which they operate. Each year, the McKesson Foundation’s Regional Grants Program makes it possible for many Canadian non-profit charities to improve the status of children and youth in the areas of health and education.  Guidelines and selection criteria are here and the application process is on-line through Grantstream.

    Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.  In total, Indspire has disbursed over $49-million to over 14,000 recipients since its inception. Indspire offers financial assistance (scholarships and bursaries) through four major categories: Post Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Health Careers, and Oil & Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology.  Upcoming application deadlines include:

    • Aboriginal Health Careers – November 1st
    • Post Secondary Education – November 1st
    • Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology (OGTT) – November 30th

    To be accepted for jury consideration, applications must be completed as stated on the application guidelines and form and must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.  ndspire’s goal is to help students realize their dreams and aspirations to build brighter futures. All applicants who need assistance in completing their application forms or those who wish to discuss their plans for higher education are encouraged to contact the staff of the education department.  Please note that the bursary and scholarship funding awarded to applicants must be used in the year for which it is requested.  Students are encouraged to check indspire.ca regularly for updates and postings of additional opportunities for special bursaries that become available from time to time.

    The J.W. McConnel Family Foundation is accepting applications to the Community Service Learning Program.  The CSL Awards will recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs. They will highlight innovative approaches that have—and will continue to—transform relationships, structures, policies, and/or mainstream practices. The Foundation hopes that such recognition will encourage similar initiatives in communities across the country.   Community organizations and post-secondary institutions are invited to jointly submit an application by January 31, 2013. Award winners will be announced in June 2013 at a public event and several outstanding initiatives will be profiled in the media.

    ELIGIBILITY: Any community initiative in Canada that is supported by community service-learning activities at the post-secondary level is eligible.

    AWARDS: A total of $30,000 is available for up to four awards of $7,500 each.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it.  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

    P.S. Check out the other October Deadlines and stay tuned 😉

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  • findfundsblogger 10:07 am on September 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative 

    Agroforestry BCHi-dee-ho, Funds Fans!  It’s yet another glorious day on the funding front.  The Agroforestry Management Committee has opened another call for Letters of Interest (LOI) to the BC Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI).  Deadline for LOI: no later than Tuesday October 23rd.

    First, what is Agroforestry, anyway?  Projects funded under the AIDI must fall within one of these five recognized agroforestry practices:

    1. Alley cropping (growing tree or shrub rows with crops in the alleyways);

    2. Silvopasture (combining trees with domestic forage and grazing livestock);

    3. Riparian buffers (strips planted between fields and waterways to reduce runoff and pollution). Riparian buffers may incorporate Integrated Riparian Management;

    4. Windbreaks (growing trees in rows to protect crops and livestock from wind and/or snow); and,

    5. Forest farming (cultivating niche products such as ginseng, mushrooms, or floral greenery in managed areas in forests).

    The BC Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI) provides cost-share funding (minimum 32% cash contribution from proponents, up to 68% cash contribution from the program) to eligible recipients to implement approved agroforestry projects addressing the AIDI’s strategic priorities.

    Who can apply?  AIDI funding is open to qualified Canadian entities capable of entering into a contract to deliver a project, including but not limited to:

    • Individuals,
    • Organizations and associations,
    • Cooperatives,
    • Marketing boards,
    • Corporations,
    • Aboriginal groups,
    • Non-profit organizations including Industry Councils, and
    • For-profit companies.
    • Federal, provincial and territorial government departments or agencies, and colleges and universities are not eligible for funding.

      What activities can be funded? Most incremental, project-related activities are eligible for funding. These may include :
      Incremental cost of goods, supplies, and all related shipping or transportation costs;

    • Incremental labour costs such as salaries, benefits, and specific per diem fees;
    • Incremental costs for rental or lease of facilities, equipment or machinery; hospitality and travel costs within Treasury Board Guidelines;
    • Minor assets, such as computers, less than $10,000 per-item, if they are specifically required for the execution of a project and are approved in advance;
    • Production of materials required to complete the project including printing, translation and production of materials in the second official language, if required; and,
    • Direct incremental administrative costs.

    Capital expenditures (items with a useful life greater than 1 year and valued at $10,000 or greater) are subject to additional restrictions, see the AIDI Application Guide for full details.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it.

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:51 am on September 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Aboriginal Arts Development Awards 

    First Peoples' Cultural CouncilHello Funds Fans.  This just in!

    The Deadline for the next Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (2012/2013) is October 15th, 2012.
    The Awards assist Aboriginal artists to:

    • advance their work and artistic skills through mentorship and training
    • gain the recognition of their peers
    • develop a history of public presentation (not necessarily in publicly-funded venues)
    • devote more time to the creation of new work

    The Awards assist Aboriginal organizations to:

    • enhance their activities as an arts and culture organization or collective
    • advance the capacity and sustainability of their organization for the benefit of the artists and audiences they serve
    • enhance their connections to other arts organizations or networks

    Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice and development in any artistic discipline—visual, performing, literary, media, including the contemporary practice of traditionally based forms.

    For more information please contact Cathi Charles Wherry: cathi@fpcc.ca or Steven Davies: steven@fpcc.ca
    *For the purpose of this program, the term “Aboriginal artists” include status, non-status, Métis and Inuit practitioners.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it.  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

    P.S. Check out the other October Deadlines and stay tuned 😉

     
  • findfundsblogger 1:03 pm on September 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Woo Hoo! Paper Li’d again :) 

    Check out the The Leadership Learner!  Thanks @darineich 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 12:52 pm on September 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $20,000 for Adoption and Permanency initiatives in B.C. 

    Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency FundHappy Monday, Funds Fans!  Check this out:

    The Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund is now accepting applications for funding of projects in support of adoption and permanency related initiatives in British Columbia. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for projects that will commence in 2013.  Deadline: October 9th, 2012.

    Funding Priority Areas include: (1) Supporting healthy and positive permanent families through the development and/or implementation of new models of permanent care; projects aimed at teen adoptees transitioning and identity issues related to adoption, kinship arrangements, inter-racial placements etc.; activities to enhance permanent adoption of children and youth with special needs; training and support for groups and/or group leaders on adoption enhancement research; special community, educational and cultural events.

    (2) Innovative research and demonstration projects* involving a partnership between the adoptive and academic community that focus on increasing the number of children and youth living in permanent families; preventing the disruption of permanent placements involving children in care or those who were formerly in care.  (Note: * Projects may run over a two-year time frame with funding of up to $10,000 per year.)

    (3) Raising awareness of the need for adoption and/or permanent placements for children and youth in care, particularly aboriginal children and those with special needs, specific cultural considerations; permanency options for children and youth in care, including adoptions by foster families, kinship placements, custody agreements, open adoption, aboriginal customary arrangements and other alternatives.

    The Trust welcomes applications from charities, organizations across the province of British Columbia. Applicants do not have to be registered charities and applications from other associations and small groups are welcome.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:10 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    October 2012 Deadline Alerts 

    October 2012 Funding DeadlinesAs promised last week, here’s a handy list of all funds that have October 2012 deadlines.

    October 1st, 2012 at 4:30 pm PST BC Sport Agency, Local Sport Program Development Fund is now accepting applications for funding.  The Local Sport Program Development Fund allows community sport to be more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding support to sport programs initiated by municipalities, sport organizations and Aboriginal communities. Range of grant values available.

    October 1st, 2012 United Nations (UN) Trust Fund is accepting applications for its Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade Call for Proposals for the year 2013. Maximum Grant: $10,000 US. Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples are invited to apply for this grant opportunity. 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). The proposals will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2013 and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter. The main aim of the Trust Fund is to support programs and projects advancing the goal of the Second International Decade to “Strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous peoples in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, social and economic development, by means of action-oriented programs and specific projects, increased technical assistance and relevant standard-setting activities.”

    October 1st, 2012 Youth Take Charge program helps seasoned youth-service organizations with national or provincial/territorial reach carry out significant work with young people in the following thematic areas: history, heritage, civic engagement, youth service, arts and culture, and economic activities. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations, the Program supports projects that exemplify an ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through projects falling under those themes. For this in-take, priority projects will be History, Heritage and Economic activities. Email applications accepted. Maximum Grant: $25,000+ (estimate) NOTE: You must contact a Program Officer to discuss your organization’s eligibility before submitting your application to the Youth Take Charge Program.

    October 1st, 2012 The Starbucks Foundation reviews Letters of Inquiry on an annual basis beginning October 1st to December 1st each year. The Starbucks Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals by mail or email. The Foundation makes grants to organizations that provide training to young people to develop necessary skills and knowledge to incubate ideas, identify and assess community needs, create a plan of action, execute a plan and evaluate outcomes against goals; build ongoing leadership capacity and long term engagement of young people; communicates young peoples’ success stories through various media (print, video, web based).

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

    October 5th, 2012 2012 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative  Maximim Grant: up to $15,000+. The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative is a suite of funding programs administered by UBCM and managed through the Provincial Fuel Management Working Group. Since 2004, the initiative has supported communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface. First Nations should submit all application materials to the First Nations Emergency Services Society.

    October 8th, 2012. Maximum Grant: $8,000.00 Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE). This organization provides funding support for dental hygiene research and education in Canada in order to enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians. Grant announcements will be made in early April 2013. The Program Guidelines and Application Form are available here. Please note, to be eligible for consideration, applicants must be affiliated with organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them. The Lead Principal Applicant must be a registered dental hygienist, except in the instance where an RDH graduate student is a Principal Applicant and they are supervised by a non RDH faculty member who is the Lead Principal Applicant.

    October 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm PST. BC Sport Agency Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund is now accepting applications for funding.  The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supports programs which encourage BC’s Aboriginal youth to participate in physical activity and sport.

    October 9th, 2012 Canadian Heritage has launched a new call for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives program. Maximum Grant: up to $100,000+ .  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.

    October 12th, 2012 Status of Women in Canada has just opened a Call for Proposals for a suite of programs entitled Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls.  Due on October 12th are the “Preventing & reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods” and “Engaging men & boys in ending violence against women and girls.”

    October 15th, 2012 at 4:00 pm PST BC Sport Agency Hosting BC Grant Program is now accepting applications for funding.. The Hosting BC grant program provides funding to sport event organizers to facilitate sport, economic, social and community development. Since 2004, close to $3.7 million has been invested in 462 sport events in communities across BC developing a legacy of sport hosting expertise

    October 19th, 2012  The Service Canada Skills Link program is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.The objectives of the program are to help youth overcome barriers to employment, to help them develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation. The main outcomes of the Skills Link program focus on the skills acquired and the extent to which the program helped clients realize educational achievements, improve their employability and/or obtain employment.

    October 19th, 2012 The Service Canada Career Focus program is intended to help inexperienced post-secondary graduate Canadians ages 15 to 30 acquire the work experience, knowledge, advanced employability skills and information they need to prepare for the labour market and become leaders in their fields.

    October 24th, 2012 Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced it will be accepting applications for funding from entrepreneurs from September 5 to October 24th, 2012. SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created and funded by the Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies. Through its SD Tech Fund™, SDTC helps companies through the critical juncture when capital and scaling costs become challenges and the risk profile deters other investors.

    October 25th, 2012 Public Safety Canada has just announced that the Crime Prevention Action Fund is accepting Letters of Interest until October 25th, 2012. Maximum funding a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1.5 million (for up to 5 years). As part of the National Crime Prevention Strategy, this program promotes the development and the implementation of evidence-based crime prevention interventions in Canada. Administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC); the Crime Prevention Action Fund provides time-limited funding for projects that prevent or reduce offending among high risk populations. These projects serve to advance the building and sharing of knowledge regarding effective crime prevention practices in Canada.

    October 26th, 2012 Final round for the School Community Connections (SCC) Supporting Neighbourhood Learning Centres Program. Maximim Grant: $12,500. The final round of funding under the SCC program is now being offered to boards of education to undertake renovation projects within their school districts, in the spirit of the Supporting Neighbourhood Learning Centres program. The final SCC program continues the original goals of the earlier programs by supporting boards of education to provide access to learning services in partnership with local governments and other community agencies. All boards of education in BC are eligible.

    October 26th, 2012 The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. Grants from $2,500 to $5,000. Grants are available in two categories through a request for proposal period in the fall of each year: Individual Leadership Grants: $2,500 for individual staff members or volunteers for professional development opportunities of their own design; and Team Leadership Grants: $5,000 for teams of two or more staff members and/or volunteers (including the applicant) for professional development opportunities of their own design.

    October 31st, 2012 The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards is now accepting applications! Award: $5000 (estimate) This one is for all Canadian Aboriginal students who have been out of school for a minimum of one year and who have returned in order to pursue an educational goal. . This unique awards program is part of Canada Post’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program. It’s just one way Canada Post proudly shows its commitment to making a difference in our communities and giving back to Aboriginal Canadians.

    October 31st 2012 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 funding. WFN celebrates effective local conservation leaders working in resource poor, biodiversity rich regions.  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.

    October 31st, 2012.  The CAAA Research Grant Program is accepting applications for projects of relevance to accounting academic or professional communities. Maximum Grant: $10,000 (two available).  The research under this program need not lead to publication in a scholarly journal, although it may lead to one or more such publications. The research project may result in a report that is both useful to practitioners and provides background in an area that could be the subject of further academic exploration.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it.

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:37 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: PWC Leadership Grants Program 

    PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Happy Friday, Funds Fans!  As mentioned back in March, there are a few great sources for training funds geared towards non-profit groups.  I’ve been keeping my eye on this one for a while and it has finally re-opened it’s call for applications.

    The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. Grants from $2,500 to $5,000. Deadline: October 26th, 2012.

    Grants are available in two categories:

    Individual Leadership Grants: $2,500 for individual staff members or volunteers for professional development opportunities of their own design.

    Team Leadership Grants: $5,000 for teams of two or more staff members and/or volunteers (including the applicant) for professional development opportunities of their own design.

    Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share…

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    P.S. October Deadline Alerts post coming up next.  Stay tuned 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:57 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s another Wow-funds day!! 

    Wow Funds!!Hello Funds Fans!  Good grief it’s Thursday and I’ve made nary a post at all this week.  However, I am pleased to report that I have whittled down a stack of papers on my desk to four inches high.  Previously, this stack was more like an ocean of colourful sheets and sticky notes spread creatively (read messily) around the work area.  Now, with a bit of breathing room, I can get back to blogging; answering an all important question.  Where’s the money?

    The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council has announced that the Career Focus Program has been renewed.  Maximum wage subsidy grant: up to $12,750 per employee.  Deadline: First-come, first-served until funds are exhausted.  NOTE: Priority will be given to  applicants who plan to provide employment opportunities to those groups that are currently under-represented in the supply chain sector: women, Aboriginals and new immigrants.

    For the past three years, the Council has delivered the Career Focus Program, providing federal-government wage-subsidy funding to employers who hire post-secondary graduates into the supply chain sector. The program gave employers the opportunity to develop the skills of industry newcomers through program-approved learning plans based on the CSCSC National Occupational Standards, helping new employees become multi-skilled and adaptable workers.

    Employers are responsible for preparing and submitting the necessary Career Focus application forms to the Council. However, recent graduates who qualify are encouraged to approach employers about work opportunities and to inform them about the potential to use a wage subsidy to support the graduate’s employment. Any employer whose company is part of the supply chain sector in Canada is eligible to submit an application to the Council.  The program will subsidize up to one half of a new employee’s wages for the internship period. Although applications are to be submitted by employers, job seekers who qualify are encouraged to take this program information to potential employers as they conduct their job search.

    Employers who apply must also be able to demonstrate that the position for which they are hiring is a supply chain role; the potential employee meets the participant criteria; the potential employee understands and agrees to what is required from them as a participant in the program, including the completion of an agreed-upon learning plan; the new employee is guaranteed at least 30 hours of work per week for a minimum four-month period; and there is potential for a permanent position following the work experience.

    To be subsidized under the Council’s Career Focus Program, a potential employee must be: 30 or younger at the time of intake (proof required); new to the company applying for the Career Focus Program; a post-secondary graduate and out of school (for the purposes of this program, post-secondary education is deemed to be any training obtained after secondary school that is required for the candidate to obtain a placement within the industry); a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada, and legally entitled to work in Canada; and not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits during the intern placement period.

    Also on today’s WowFunds list is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Applications are being invited for the Access to Learning Award 2013Maximum Grant: Up to $1 Million.  Deadline: September 30th, 2012.  Applications can be submitted online.

    The Access to Learning Award is part of the Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative dedicated to opening a world of knowledge and opportunity by partnering with public libraries to provide free access to computers and the Internet.   Public libraries or similar organizations outside the United States can apply for the Award.   Applications particularly from institutions in developing countries providing such services to disadvantaged communities are encouraged. Organizations must show how they make technology services available to the public in a community space without charging any membership or access fees and must detail the types of technology training they offer to the public and their staff. Organizations that restrict services or charge fees to access the facilities or use the computers and the Internet are not eligible. The Foundation will specifically look for ground-breaking Internet connectivity, training, and sustainable models and programs that creatively reach underserved communities.

    Please also have a look at the United Nations (UN) Trust Fund which is accepting applications for its Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade Call for Proposals for the year 2013.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 US.  Deadline: October 1, 2012

    Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples are invited to apply for this grant opportunity. 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). The proposals will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2013 and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter.  The main aim of the Trust Fund is to support programs and projects advancing the goal of the Second International Decade to “Strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous peoples in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, social and economic development, by means of action-oriented programs and specific projects, increased technical assistance and relevant standard-setting activities.”

    Also on the topic of health, proposals are now being invited for The Stop TB Partnership´s Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) which aims to provide support to community-based organizations engaged in advocacy and social mobilization activities seeking to raise awareness and empower communities to become part of the solution in the fight against TB.  Maximum Grant: $5,000 to $20,000.  Deadline: September 30th, 2012

    For this round, in order to address one of the most crucial needs in TB, the special focus of the successful applications should be on activities that build the capacity of civil society to advocate for services and that contribute to the creation of a network of advocates prepared to speak out and raise consciousness about challenges in reaching affected communities with TB care and help solve bottlenecks in TB programmes or Global Fund grant implementation.

    Communities are coming together to advocate and improve their own access to health services and increasingly organizing to plan and deliver effective healthcare on a large scale. Though it will never replace or match the national delivery of health, it can and does make a considerable contribution acting synergistically to improve access for marginalized groups, maintaining contact and referral to health services and ultimately creating a highly effective network of health interventions and community health systems.

    And finally for today, mostly because it looked interesting and I just wanted to share it with you; the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) has opened a Call for Proposals aimed at non-profit entities established in the Dominican Republic.  Maximum Grant: contribution per project is limited to $600,000 for capacity strengthening and $800,000 for co-investment projects.  Deadline: October 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

    The CFLI is a mechanism administrated by the Canadian Embassy under the guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) to co-finance small initiatives that help improve governance through (a) increased participation of citizens in the processes to decentralize government decision-making with strong potential to enhance human development, or (b) increased respect for the rights of vulnerable social groups (children, women, migrants, disabled, etc.).

    CFLI priorities for this Call are in two-streams:

    1. Strengthening the capacity of civil society and government actors (at the local level) to respond to official policies to decentralize the planning and management of public investment and promote the participation of citizens in the same; promote respect for the rights of vulnerable groups.

    2. Co-finance the investment in the priorities identified by the public in participatory mechanisms established in response to official policies. To be eligible for co-financing priorities should (a) be closely tied to human development, (b) strengthen the credibility of the participatory processes, (c) have significant co-financing from the public sector and the beneficiaries, and (d) incorporate oversight by the beneficiaries.

    The Fund is open to Non-profit entities with no political party affiliations established in the DR (NGOs, civic networks, community organizations, business associations and academic institutions, etc.) who preferably work in coordination with central government entities or municipalities.

    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 9:24 am on September 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Ladies: Think Mining! Here’s a great article that will encourage you to have a serious look at a career in mining. Enjoy!

     
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    NOW OPEN: Crime Prevention Action Fund 

    Public Safety Canada

    Deadline: October 25th, 2012

    Greetings, Funds Fans, as yet another HUGE opportunity comes our way!  This just in:  Public Safety Canada has just announced that the Crime Prevention Action Fund is accepting Letters of Interest until October 25th, 2012Maximum funding a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1.5 million (for up to 5 years).

    As part of the National Crime Prevention Strategy, this program promotes the development and the implementation of evidence-based crime  prevention interventions in Canada.  Administered by the National Crime Prevention  Centre (NCPC); the Crime Prevention Action Fund provides time-limited funding for projects that prevent  or reduce offending among high risk populations. These projects serve to advance  the building and sharing of knowledge regarding effective crime prevention  practices in Canada.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this request is to seek Letters of Intent (LOI) under  the CPAF. The CPAF supports the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based  crime prevention projects that address known risk and protective factors associated  with offending behaviour. Through  the monitoring and evaluation of funded projects, the CPAF contributes to the evidence  of what works with respect to crime prevention in Canada.

    Priority Issues

    The NCPC is currently  seeking to fund projects involving the implementation of specified model and  promising programs designed to  address the following priority issues:

    • Violence       among youth ages 12 to 17 years;
    • Aboriginal       youth delinquency in urban centres; and
    • School-based       bullying

    A  successful LOI will demonstrate the following:

    • Clear need for the project based on evidence of an identified issue related to one of the priority issues noted above;
    • A clearly identified target group linked to one of the priority issues noted above, as well as an understanding of the risk and protective factors affecting the target group;
    • An identified direct intervention using a model or promising program selected from the list provided in the Guide to Select Promising and Model Crime Prevention Programs – 2012 publication; and
    • Evidence of the applicant’s capacity and experience to effectively deliver the proposed direct intervention, manage significant budgets, implement performance measurement systems, oversee evaluation activities, and establish partnerships essential to the delivery of the project.

    Eligible recipients include:

    • Community or professional organizations, societies and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a not-for-profit purpose, and which have the mandate to represent their membership or community;
    • Aboriginal governments, organizations and communities;
    • Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and centres of excellence;
    • Provincial, municipal and Aboriginal police services; and
    • Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments.

    Crown Corporations, for-profit  groups, and individuals are not eligible for funding under the CPAF.

    Approved  projects will receive time-limited funding for a maximum of five years under a  contribution agreement between the recipient and Public Safety Canada.  The  maximum funding a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1.5 million, up to  a total amount of $7.5 million over five years. Please note that projects are  rarely funded to the maximum amounts.

    Seriously, share this one with your networks!  Woo Hoo 🙂

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