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.