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Funds for Canadian projectsHappy Friday Funds Fans!  To round out the week, we have a selection of interesting funding opportunities covering sport, photography projects and also more education, health and social services funds.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) administers the Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences program.  These grants are available for organizations that bring coaches of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.   Eligible applicants can include: Local schools, Parks and recreation departments, Community sport clubs, City leagues, Provincial/territorial coaching associations, Provincial/territorial sport organizations and National sport organizations.

There are three types of events that are eligible for the funding: Hosting a Conference (Max. Grant: $500 to $750); Hosting a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshop (Max. Grant: up to $500); Hosting a Conference with an NCCP Workshop (Max. Grant: $750 to $1000).  NOTE: To allow for sufficient time for the planning of your conference, your application should be submitted two months before the date of the conference.

The Harrison McCain Foundation (no website, found by Google) supports education, health and social services needs as expressed to them in written applications.  Grants are primarily focused on the Atlantic Provinces but, on occasion, grants are given elsewhere in Canada.  The Foundation requires: the name, directors and charitable status of the organization requesting funds; a clear description of the need, the costs, the anticipated impact and outcomes of the project, how it will be measured; an indication of exactly how much is being requested; over what period of time; and the most recent financial statement of the organization making the request.  Your applications for fund should be addressed to:

Edwina McBrine, Administrator

Harrison McCain Foundation

8800 Main Street

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, E7L 1B2

For photographers and aspiring photo-journalists, check out the Aftermath Project.  This is a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.

The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war— and the real price of peace — through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.

Proposals should include an explanation of the specific aftermath issues related to the project being proposed, as well as an overview of the applicant’s plans for covering the story during the course of the grant year — i.e, the proposed timing of trips, etc. You MUST inform The Aftermath Project if you have any commercial commitments or contracts related to the project you are proposing, including book deals and exhibitions. Failure to do so on the part of a grant winner will automatically terminate the grant, and the winner will forfeit any funds he/she has not yet received from The Aftermath Project.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illuminate aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.

That’s our Friday Buffet O’ Funds, folks!  Enjoy, Share and Re-Tweet 🙂

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