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

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.

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