Funds for BC Fish & Wildlife, BC Arts and Youth Travel: Apply by Nov 15th!

Funding applications due!Hello again, Funds Fans!  Here are three new funding sources for November 2012.  Each of these programs has an application deadline of November 15th and were not posted in the Deadline Alert for this month.

First we have BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP).  Maximim Grant: up to $50,000 (estimate).  Deadline: November 15th, 2012.  Region: Columbia Region

In 1988, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) was launched, injecting significant funding and formalizing a long-term commitment to conserve and restore fish and wildlife habitats impacted by BC Hydro dams around British Columbia.  The FWCP is delivered through a partnership that includes BC Hydro, the Province of B.C. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Working together with First Nations and local community and environmental groups, the FWCP has invested in more than $100 million in more than 700 projects that conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities.  Strategic objectives include:

  • Conservation : Maintain or improve the status of species or ecosystems of concern, Maintain or improve the integrity and productivity of ecosystems and habitats.
  • Sustainable Use : Maintain or improve opportunities for sustainable use, including harvesting and other uses. Harvesting includes First Nations, recreational, sport and commercial harvests. Other uses may include cultural, medicinal, or non-consumptive uses.
  • Community Engagement : Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and aboriginal communities. This objective stems from BC Hydro’s social responsibility policy and the Province of B.C. shared stewardship objective.

Also, the BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grants are now available.  Grants range from up to $10,000 to $100,000+.  Deadline: November 15th, 2012.  This program assists professional visual artists, craft artists and independent critics and curators towards creation of specific projects. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more practitioners who share creative control of a project.

For youth groups in B.C., the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) provides some travel funding for student and youth groups making educational visits to the Capital.  Also eligible are student/youth groups from the Capital Region arranging an educational exchange with groups from other parts of the province. These travel funds are also available to youth-oriented service groups such as scouts, guides, and 4H clubs.  This call for applications covers travel between February 2013 to June 2013.  Deadline: November 15, 2012

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