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  • findfundsblogger 1:38 pm on October 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Cha-ching! Funding for FN education 

    First Nation Post-Secondary FundingHey First Nation Funds Fans.  If you didn’t know about this one already you should check it out.

    The Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program focuses on building partnerships between Aboriginal communities and public post-secondary institutions to increase access to employment-related training and education in Aboriginal communities.  This Program is funded by both the Federal and Provincial Governments and is managed by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education in partnership with the BC Region of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  The funding application guide provides detailed information about the program, including instructions for preparing and submitting an application.  Aboriginal communities in partnership with public post-secondary institutions are invited to submit proposals to deliver Training Programs during the period September, 2012 to March 31, 2014

    Programs directly related to identified community priorities and employment opportunities will be considered. Programs should prepare Aboriginal Participants for employment in a local Aboriginal community, or in an industry, sector or occupation with employment opportunities.  There is no specific closing date for Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program proposals to be submitted for the 2012-2013 funding year. Institutions may submit more than one proposal for funding during the proposed application period.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:27 pm on October 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    New funding! FN Education, Affordable Housing initiatives, Legal and Multi-cultural projects :) 

    Crazy WeatherHere it is Monday after a weekend of maniacal Twitter-feed watching of the Haida Gwaii earthquakes, Hawaiian tsunami alert and the coming east coast Frankenstorm.  I am pooped.  Not too pooped to keep my eye on funding sources though and I’ve found a few more gooders for you to have a look at.

    The First Nations Education Steering Committee has issued a Call for Proposals entiitled “Professional Development (Pro-D) Events for Aboriginal Language & Culture Teachers”.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 Deadline: November 12th, 2012.  Each First Nations school or community in BC is eligible to apply.  This program is designed to assist Aboriginal Language and Culture Teachers to better meet the needs of their students. First Nations are encouraged to work in partnership with local School Districts and/or public schools to design and deliver joint professional development focused on supporting Aboriginal Language and Culture Teachers in enhancing their knowledge and instructional skills.

    Also, CMHC is accepting applications for Seed Funding right now.   CMHC Seed Funding offers financial assistance to housing proponents who are in the early stages of developing an affordable housing project.  CMHC Seed Funding provides financial assistance to carry out the initial activities required to develop a proposal for an affordable housing project that will result in increasing the stock of affordable housing in Canada.

    The maximum amount of Seed Funding is $20,000 per housing project; up to $10,000 is available as a grant (no repayment required), up to $10,000 may be available as an interest-free loan, which is repayable if the housing project proceeds.

    Seed Funding may be made available to any proponent of a housing project that will be affordable. For example, the proponent may be: a private entrepreneur/builder/developer, a private non-profit housing organization, a non-profit co-operative, a group of individuals who may or may not intend to become incorporated, a Faith-based organization, a municipality or a First Nation.

    Seed Funding may be used to pay for a variety of activities in the early stages of developing a housing project proposal. Expenses must be directly related to the achievement of any of the following activities: Incorporation, analysis of need and demand for the proposed project, preliminary analysis of financial viability, preliminary design of the housing project, preparation of business plan.

    The Law Foundation of British Columbia provides for two funding streams annually.  Small Projects funding  of up to $15,000 for one-time projects and applications are due December 2012.  Large Projects funding of up to $75,000 is also available for one-time projects and LOI’s are due February 2013.  A project grant application must be submitted by a non-profit organization and must fall within one or more of the Foundation’s five mandated areas which are: legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform and law libraries for the benefit of British Columbians.

    Multiculturalism grants are offered by the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and are administered by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. These grants are separate from community gaming grants. Eligible organizations may apply in both of the multiculturalism grant sectors and may also apply for a community gaming grant — all in the same year.  Eligibility for Multiculturalism Grants includes Non-profit societies and community-based organizations (including ad hoc committees, coalitions, umbrella organizations, associations and centres) that reflect Aboriginal or ethno-cultural communities.  Maximum Grant: $5,000 per organizationApplications will be accepted from November 1st, 2012 to February 15th, 2013 under the Cultural Expression Sector and Capacity Building Sector.  Final notification by March 31st, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:21 am on October 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: October 31st through November 30th 2012 

    Funding Deadlines November 2012Hello Funds Fans!  As promised yesterday, here’s a handy list of November 2012 deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities.  Since there is still time for you to apply for any funds with October 31st deadlines, we tacked those on too.  It’s a loooong list, so let’s get cracking 🙂

    October 31st, 2012  Grant range from $20,000 to $50,000 for one year. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality has issued a Call for Proposals entitled “Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality”. The programme aims to “increase the volume and effective use of aid and domestic resources to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment” by strengthening accountability for the implementation of gender equality commitments in financing decisions of governments and donors.

    October 31st, 2012 Maximum Grant $25,000. Founded in 1900, IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education support, community service and citizenship programs. In 2000, IODE’s 100th Anniversary gift to Canada was an ongoing grant program open to an individual or group specializing in developing and implementing ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. This award is given in alternate years to professionals working to prevent or alleviate child abuse and neglect. An application form and list of requirements for the grant are available from The National Chapter of Canada IODE.

    October 31, 2012.  Grant $1,000.  For all bibliophiles out there, the Canadian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Canada) is now accepting proposals for the 2012 Frances E. Russell Grant. The grant is intended to support IBBY Canada’s mission “to initiate and encourage research in young people’s literature in all its forms” and is given in support of research for a publishable work (a book or a paper) on Canadian children’s literature. Proposals may be submitted in English or in French.

    October 31, 2012 Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000. The McKesson Foundation has just opened it’s annual Call for Proposals to its Regional Grants Program in Canada. 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.

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

    November 1st, 2012.  Maximum Grant: unknown but there is $500,000 available under this Call for Proposals. Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP) which is designed to provide funding to organizations with a shared interest in promoting boating safety or conducting research on the most effective ways to change behavior towards boating safety. The program aims to raise public awareness of boating safety; to advance knowledge of boating safety issues, practices and behaviours in Canada; and to support regulatory compliance.

     November 1st.  Aboriginal Health Careers and Post Secondary Education Scholarships.   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.

    November 1st, 2012. Maximum Grant: up to $25,000+.  Wildlife Habitat Canada‘s competitive grants program. Three funding streams are provided as follows:  Habitat Conservation Grants; Conservation Networking Grants; Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund Grants.

    November 1st. Maximum Grant $100,000 per project.  EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.

    November 2nd, 2012. Maximum RFP value: $15,000  The CTRF, through its newly established Canadian Freight Transportation Research Program (CFTRP), is seeking proposals for freight transportation research projects that address a clear and pressing research need or priority of Canadian industry and/or public policy makers.

    November 2nd, 2012 BC North TELUS Community Grant and BC South TELUS Community Grant

    November 6th, 2012  BC Sea to Sky TELUS Community Grant

    Note: Telus Community Investments will be geared toward projects that best meet their funding guidelines and demonstrate the following criteria: A focus on youth and that showcases social and/or technological innovation; A focus in arts & culture, education & sport, and health & well-being in our environment

    November 8th, 2012  BC Housing is inviting prospective proponents to submit proposals for the transfer of properties and ownership of Rural Native Housing in various regions within British Columbia.  The selected provider(s) will acquire ownership and management responsibility for all RNH properties within a defined region, as further described in Part 2 – The Deliverables (Deliverables). The Provider(s) will be required to enter into an Operating Agreement with Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA). Note: Proponents do not have to be a member of AHMA to participate in this RFP process.

    November 8th, 2012  Maximum Grant, up to $1,000,000.  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 3rd Re-invent the Toilet Challenge.   The Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team has been working with partners to develop sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone. This third round of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation. Successful applicants will participate in the next phase of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge by designing, prototyping and testing entirely stand-alone, self-contained, practical sanitation modules which intake bodily wastes or fecal sludge collected from pit latrines and septic tanks and swiftly dispose of them without any incoming water piping, outgoing sewer piping or electric or gas utility services. These modules must intake all outputs of the serviced population – ultimately at single-residence scales (smaller-scale individual family toilet solutions) or group of households (larger-scale neighborhood fecal sludge processor solutions)– with minimal module footprints and assured biosafety. The anticipated capital and operational cost for the final products (commercial units) is expected to be less than $0.05/user/day, both for the family and neighborhood solutions. The design should anticipate the effects and fate of complementary sanitary products entering the system such as paper, cloth, sand, and other personal hygiene products and chemicals.

    November 9, 2012.  Grants range from $25,000+. Status of Women in Canada has opened a Call for Proposals for projects related to “Preventing & reducing the trafficking of women and girls through community planning”.

    November 10th, 2012 Maximum Grant $5,000Aboriginal Environmental Awareness,Capacity and Compliance (AEACC) funding stream for 2012/2013.  The AEACC funding stream falls under the Lands Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) which, this year, is focussing on projects that will enhance a communty’s waste management awareness and practices. All First Nations in British Columbia are eligible to apply for AEACC funding and may partner with any other organization(s) to carry out the eligible activities. Other sources of funds and in-kind contributions are welcome. To be eligible, activities must enhance a communty’s waste management awareness and practices; and, not generate a profit for the eligible recipient. Typical projects could include: Organizing a community information program on how to reduce waste; “How to” workshops on composting or recycling; Establishing a school composting program; Production of instructional media.

    November 15th, 2012 Max. Grant: $2,000Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program.  The program is designed to support school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness. To be eligible, an applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States (including its territories), the United Kingdom or Canada that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds to interest children in fresh fruits and vegetables.

    November 15th, 2012. Maximum Grant: up to $100,000 (estimate).  Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is accepting proposals to their Endangered Species Fund. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has established the Endangered Species Fund to support research that will benefit the conservation of species at risk. Canada’s vast landscape is brimming with species that need our help. However, the number is too great and the space is too large to address them all. As a result, CWF has decided to target Canada’s threatened aquatic species, which are often overlooked.

    November 15th, 2012  Grants range between $500 and $1000. The Canadian Mathematical Society provides annual Math Competition Grants which are open to contests of different kinds at the school level.  Contests can be Traditional (students solve problems in a timed written exam); Projects (Teams competing to solve a strategic problem over a longer period of time); or Posters (Preparation of a mathematical solution or discussion for display purposes)

    November 16th, 2012  Maximum Grant $20,000. Union of BC Municipalitites has opened it’s 2013 Age-friendly Community Planning & Project Grants.  An age-friendly community is a community where older people are supported to live active, socially engaged, and independent lives through policies, services and structures designed to support them.

    November 16th, 2012  Maximum Grant: up to $100,000 +  The Government of Canada is presently accepting applications for funding from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Opportunities Fund (OF) for Persons with Disabilities – National Projects.  This Call for Proposals targets projects with organizations acting as Community Coordinators in partnership with business organisations representing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Eligible activities include Wage Subsidies to small and medium sized enterprises as well as Employer Awareness activities.

    November 19th, 2012 Maximum Grant: under $250,000Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will invest over $46 million under CIIF in Western Canada to help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.  On-line applications preferred.   Organizations eligible to apply for funding under CIIF include: local or regional governments or related agencies; provincial entities that provide municipal-type services to communities; non-profit organizations; and First Nation governments, including Band or Tribal Councils or their legally-designated representatives.

    November 23rd, 2012  Maximum grants appear to be $25,000 +  The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) which has issued an RFP for projects. The CAAP is designed to have a broad scope and a forward looking orientation. The program is industry-led and has the flexibility to respond to large or small project proposals and is open to the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry, including producers and processors, their organizations, associations and cooperatives.

    November 27, 2012–the final closing date—or until funds are depleted  The Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind the industry that the English Production Incentive (EPI) program will combine any unspent funds remaining in any provinces\territories on October 16th. The remaining funds will be accessible to projects from any 2012-2013 eligible province\territory on a first-come first served basis starting October 17th. Amount of funding available can be reviewed here. The CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada will start accepting applications from producers in any eligible province/territory as of 9 a.m. (in their relevant time zone) on Wednesday, October 17. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted to and approved by Telefilm Canada.

    November 30th, 2012  Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC. For 2012, scholarships will be awarded to two BCFPA student members who meet the criteria. Students selected to receive scholarship awards must attend a future BCFPA event to receive the Scholarship Award Certificate. It is intended that the 2012 Scholarship Awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in January 2013. To be considered for the scholarship awards, please fill out the application form and e-mail your application and essay to the BCFPA Vice President at vicepresident@bcfpa.net.

    November 30th, 2012. Maximum Grant: $50,000 to $100,000Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its Contributions Program 2013-14 for projects aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector.

    November 30th  Scholarships for Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology (OGTT) 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.

    Mark your calendars!

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  • findfundsblogger 11:51 am on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for Gender Equality, Waste Management and Low Tech Innovations 

    I couldn't think of another graphic for today so you got a cute cat picWelcome to Wednesday, Funds Fans!  October has been a hot month for funding opportunities and despite the pending ice and snow outside, it’s looking like November is going to maintain a balmy atmosphere for those of you looking for program dollars.  A Deadline Alert for upcoming November funds will be posted soon but before we get to that, here’s what we found today.

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality has issued a Call for Proposals entitled “Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality”. The programme aims to “increase the volume and effective use of aid and domestic resources to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment” by strengthening accountability for the implementation of gender equality commitments in financing decisions of governments and donors. Grant range from $20,000 to $50,000 for one year.  Deadline: October 31st, 2012.

    This UN grant making facility provides a flexible mechanism that allows civil society organizations the opportunity to test innovative approaches for generating new knowledge, undertake effective advocacy and perform a critical citizen monitoring role, in relation to financing for gender equality. The grants provided will support implementation of activities over a period of one year. The facility is intended to contribute to the following objectives:

    a) Build knowledge and evidence on financing for gender equality

    b) Build Capacity of Gender Equality Advocates to demand and monitor Financing for Gender Equality

    c) Empower networks of feminist economists and women’s organizations for effective policy advocacy for accountability and financing for gender equality

    Next we have the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 3rd Re-invent the Toilet ChallengeMaximum Grant, up to $1,000,000.  Deadline: November 8th, 2012.   The Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team has been working with partners to develop sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone.  This third round of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation.  Successful applicants will participate in the next phase of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge by designing, prototyping and testing entirely stand-alone, self-contained, practical sanitation modules which intake bodily wastes or fecal sludge collected from pit latrines and septic tanks and swiftly dispose of them without any incoming water piping, outgoing sewer piping or electric or gas utility services. These modules must intake all outputs of the serviced population – ultimately at single-residence scales (smaller-scale individual family toilet solutions) or group of households (larger-scale neighborhood fecal sludge processor solutions)– with minimal module footprints and assured biosafety. The anticipated capital and operational cost for the final products (commercial units) is expected to be less than $0.05/user/day, both for the family and neighborhood solutions. The design should anticipate the effects and fate of complementary sanitary products entering the system such as paper, cloth, sand, and other personal hygiene products and chemicals.

    Also on the topic of waste-water is the Aboriginal Environmental Awareness,Capacity and Compliance (AEACC) funding stream for 2012/2013.  Maximum Grant $5,000.  Deadline: November 10th, 2012.  

    The AEACC funding stream falls under the Lands Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) which, this year, is focussing on projects that will enhance a communty’s waste management awareness and practices.  All First Nations in British Columbia are eligible to apply for AEACC funding and may partner with any other organization(s) to carry out the eligible activities. Other sources of funds and in-kind contributions are welcome. To be eligible, activities must enhance a communty’s waste management awareness and practices; and, not generate a profit for the eligible recipient. Typical projects could include:

    • Organizing a community information program on how to reduce waste.
    • “How to” workshops on composting or recycling.
    • Establishing a school composting program.
    • Production of instructional media.

    Also of note is that the Siemens Foundation has announced the empowering people.Award – a new worldwide international competition to seek appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. It aims to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries. It also intends to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date.  Following are the categories under which the ideas can be submitted: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management & Recycling, Housing & Construction, Healthcare, Information & Communication Technology.  Prizes: First Place $50,000 EUR, Second Place $ 30,000 EUR, Third Place $20,000 EUR, Runners-Up (20) $5,000 EUR each.  Deadline: December 31, 2012.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:57 am on October 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for School Gardens, Child Abuse Prevention and Digitization Projects 

    Lots of great funds today!Hello again, Funds Fans!  We have three funding sources for you today so let’s get to it.

    In collaboration with FoodCorps, the Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program.  Max. Grant: $2,000.  Deadline: November 15th, 2012.

    The program is designed to support school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States (including its territories), the United Kingdom or Canada that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds to interest children in fresh fruits and vegetables.  Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation). Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders, as well as ability to financially sustain the garden.  There is a limit of one grant per school.

    Founded in 1900, IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education support, community service and citizenship programs. In 2000, IODE’s 100th Anniversary gift to Canada was an ongoing grant program open to an individual or group specializing in developing and implementing ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. This award is given in alternate years to professionals working to prevent or alleviate child abuse and neglect. An application form and list of requirements for the grant are available from The National Chapter of Canada IODE.  Maximum Grant $25,000.  Deadline: October 31st, 2012

    Proposals will be considered from individuals or groups working as professionals, to research, develop or implement ways to alleviate child abuse and neglect.  A completed application form and three letters of reference must accompany the proposal.  The successful candidate must agree to publish or present the results of the project to an appropriate professional group within two years of receiving Grant.

    The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.  Maximum Grant: matching funds up to $15,000.  Deadline: December 14th, 2012. 

    The British Columbia History Digitization Program demonstrates the Learning Centre’s dedication to sharing knowledge and supporting education by making local information resources available to people throughout the province and beyond.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:01 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Big List O’ Funds 

    This way to moneyHappy Friday, Funds Fans!  We have several excellent funding opportunities to share with you today.  Since the weekend is coming up, you’ll have lots of time to check them all out too 🙂

    First, let’s have a look at TELUS Community Grants which are currently available for the Vancouver region, BC North and BC South and the Sea to Sky corridor.  Sport organizations are eligible to apply if their specific projects are registered with the Canadian national sport trust fund.

    Investments will be geared toward projects that best meet our funding guidelines and demonstrate the following criteria:

    1. A focus on youth and that showcases social and/or technological innovation

    2. A focus in arts & culture, education & sport, and health & well-being in our environment

    Vancouver TELUS Community GrantApplication Deadline: October 25, 2012.

    BC North TELUS Community GrantApplication Deadline: November 2, 2012

    BC South TELUS Community GrantApplication Deadline: November 2, 2012

    BC Sea to Sky TELUS Community GrantApplication Deadline: November 6, 2012

    Next we have the Global Fund for Women .  This organization invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants for operating and program expenses and value local expertise, believing that women know best how to determine their needs and can propose solutions for lasting change.  Grants range from $500 to $30,000. Deadline: December 31st, 2012 and June 30th, 2013.

    The Global Fund for Women is committed to providing support to women’s groups throughout the world in a fair and just way. Application forms are available in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish and have capacity to process applications in other languages. Grants are awarded based on criteria and priorities determined in partnership with women’s rights activists working on the ground.  Their grantmaking strategy reflects three tiers of grants that include: Catalyzing new women-led organizations and initiatives; Strengthening the work of existing grantees; Assisting long-term grantees to consolidate, accelerate and extend their work, learning and impact.

    The Global Fund for Women supports the following kinds of organizations: Groups of women working together; Organizations that demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights; Organizations that are governed and directed by women; Organizations based outside of the United States.

    Also of note is that the Union of BC Municipalitites has opened it’s 2013 Age-friendly Community Planning & Project GrantsMaximum Grant $20,000.  Deadline: November 16th, 2012.  An age-friendly community is a community where older people are supported to live active, socially engaged, and independent lives through policies, services and structures designed to support them.

    Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia. A higher ranking will be given to local governments that have not received funding under this program since 2007 and/or to applicants that indicate working collaboratively with one or more partners (e.g. health authority, board of education, community-based organization, First Nation or Aboriginal organization or other local government) and/or that include the direct participation of seniors in the planning stages.

    There it is, 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 9:18 am on October 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    RE-OPENED: Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) 

    Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

    Deadline: November 19th, 2012

    Hi Funds Fans!  Good news; the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) blogged back in July with a closing date of August 2nd is accepting applications for a second round of funding.  Don’t miss this one!!

    The CIIF is a new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. It will help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.

    Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will invest over $46 million under CIIF in Western Canada to help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.  Maximum Grant: under $250,000.  Deadline: November 19th, 2012.  On-line applications preferred.

    Organizations eligible to apply for funding under CIIF include: local or regional governments or related agencies; provincial entities that provide municipal-type services to communities; non-profit organizations; and First Nation governments, including Band or Tribal Councils or their legally-designated representatives.

    CIIF supports the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure that is non-commercial and accessible to the public. Examples of the type of community infrastructure that can be supported under CIIF include: community centres; cultural centres; parks; libraries; recreational facilities (e.g. local arenas, swimming pools, sports fields, and other types of recreational facilities); tourism facilities having a local impact; and other existing community infrastructure assets which have a local community impact such as connectivity and broadband and local airports.

    Important Notes: Applicants seeking less than $250,000 in CIIF funding will receive priority. Total federal funding for a project will not exceed 50% of total eligible project costs. Eligible projects will also leverage at least 50% of total eligible project costs from other sources than the federal government; complete all work prior to March 31, 2014.  The construction of new infrastructure and the significant expansion of existing infrastructure are not eligible under CIIF.

    “Woot Woot” as they say 🙂

    There it is, folks! Go get it!

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  • findfundsblogger 9:43 am on October 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Canada Media Fund 

    Canada Media FundWelcome to Wednesday, Funds Fans!  Our feature funder this week is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation that delivers $375 million in funding annually to support the Canadian television and digital media industries.

    The Canada Media Fund (CMF) champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada’s cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world through two funding streams; Convergent Stream and Experimental Stream.

    Through the Convergent Stream, the CMF supports the creation of convergent television and digital media content for consumption by Canadians anytime, anywhere. The convergent stream is made up of various programs and incentives that target key activities and audiences.  Supporting multi-platform Canadian projects, content must be provided on at least two distribution platforms, one of which is television.  The digital media component must be rich, interactive content such as games, interactive web content, on-demand content, podcasts, webisodes, and mobisodes.  Canadian elements for the television components must achieve 10/10 points on the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) scale.

    Through the Convergent stream the CMF supports the creation of content in four underrepresented genres: drama, documentary, children’s and youth, & variety and performing arts.  The programs and incentives that comprise the Convergent Stream are designed to encourage production in all regions of Canada and in the variety of languages spoken by Canadians.  Forms of funding include licence-fee top-ups, equity investments, and repayable contributions that are paid directly to applicant producers.  The majority of funding in the Convergent Stream is disbursed through the Performance Envelope Program, which encourages partnerships between broadcasters, television producers, and digital media producers.

    NEWS FLASH:  October 12th, 2012, The Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind the industry that the English Production Incentive (EPI) program will combine any unspent funds remaining in any provinces\territories on October 16th. The remaining funds will be accessible to projects from any 2012-2013 eligible province\territory on a first-come first served basis starting October 17th. Amount of funding available can be reviewed here.  The CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada will start accepting applications from producers in any eligible province/territory as of 9 a.m. (in their relevant time zone) on Wednesday, October 17. Applications will be accepted until November 27, 2012–the final closing date—or until funds are depleted.  Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted to and approved by Telefilm Canada.

    The Experimental Stream encourages the development of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. Projects funded under the Experimental Program are to be developed for commercial potential by the Canadian media industry or public use by Canadians.  Funding is allocated according to a selective process using an evaluation matrix. For details, read the Experimental Stream guidelines.

    For an overview of annual CMF program deadlines, please look here.

    That’s our spiel for today folks!  If you are active or interested in Canadian-content media production then you need to check this out!

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    NOW OPEN: Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program 

    Now accepting proposals to the E3 Fund!Hello again, Funds Fans!  Another glorious day for health care providers as the Cardinal Health Foundation has announced that, for the sixth consecutive year, it will award grant funding to help U.S., Canadian, and Puerto Rican hospitals, health systems, community health clinics and other non-profit healthcare institutions improve the efficiency and quality of patient care.  Grants range from $15,000 to $35,000.  Deadline: December 7th, 2012.

    Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grant Program applicants are encouraged to submit funding requests for projects that will improve medication safety, particularly as patients move from hospital environments to home and other health care settings; or for projects that will improve operating room (OR) safety through the use of World Health Organization surgical safety checklist. This checklist has been proven to reduce surgical morbidity and mortality by providing a list of patient safety activities that must be completed by a surgery team before proceeding with a medical procedure.

    In addition to receiving funding, grantees working on surgical errors will have access to coaching support from members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Grantees working on medication safety projects will have access to coaching and support from hospital pharmacy experts from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions team, who each year help hundreds of hospitals across the country implement best practices related to medication safety and other hospital pharmacy initiatives.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Web-based Improvement Map for best practice ideas for improving medication safety. Those interested in applying for grants to improve OR safety should refer to the AORN website for best practice ideas. Prospective grantees may also find summaries from successful E3 Grant Program proposals on the Cardinal Health community website.

    IMPORTANT: The Cardinal Health Foundation will also host two webinars to review program criteria and provide prospective grantees the opportunity to ask questions about the E3 Grant Program application process. The webinars will take place on Oct. 23 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and Oct. 26th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it 🙂

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    Monday Money: RFP for Transportation Research 

    Get in gear for this RFP!

    Deadline: November 2nd, 2012. Max. Value: $15,000

    Greetings, Funds Fans!  We have an interesting RFP opportunity for those of you in the transportation or research industry.

    The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) is an independent Canadian not-for-profit organization established in 1965 that promotes the development and exchange of research in transportation and related fields. Membership in CTRF is comprised of academic researchers, government policy makers, industry practitioners, consultants and not-for-profit organizations from all over Canada with an interest in transportation-sector research.

    The CTRF, through its newly established Canadian Freight Transportation Research Program (CFTRP), is seeking proposals for freight transportation research projects that address a clear and pressing research need or priority of Canadian industry and/or public policy makers.  Deadline: November 2nd, 2012.  Maximum RFP value: $15,000

    CFTRP is seeking to help fund a freight transportation research project that: addresses a clear research need and priority of Canadian industry or public policy makers; will help provide positive exposure for the CTRF and the CFTRP in the distribution of the research results; and should be a project that would not otherwise be undertaken without external funding support.

    The aim of the CFTRP is three fold:

    1) To encourage research on Canadian freight transportation topics deemed to be priorities to industry and/or public policy makers;

    2) To disseminate research on these topics to those that have a particular need and interest in this research, including within industry and public policy circles; and,

    3) To enable freight transportation research in priority areas by facilitating related research funding, where this may be required, via various funding research vehicles, to the extent available.

    There it is, 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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