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  • findfundsblogger 8:59 am on January 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DEADLINE ALERTS: February 1st to February 28th, 2013 

    Funding Deadlines: February 2013Hi Funds Fans!  Here is the list of upcoming deadlines for February 2013 that I promised last week.  As always, please share and re-tweet within your networks.

    February 1, 2013: The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program  issued a Call for Proposals for research project funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  Applications should be submitted electronically. Proposals which support marine research and development under the program objectives of Environmental Performance and Optimal Fish Health will be accepted.

    February 1, 2013: The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

    February 15, 2013: Teachers can submit their project applications to ImagineAction to be eligible for $500 subsidies. Social action projects must be student-led and completed by June 30, 2013. (Note: The previous deadline to apply was November 30th)

    February 15, 2013: Global Exchange invites entries for What About Peace? Program 2013. This contest is to encourage high school age students to think about peace. Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. More than $2500 total prizes offered to winners and their sponsors

    February 15, 2013: The BC Creative Communities Program (BCCC) helps arts and cultural organizations get more British Columbians involved in creative activities in their communities, including festivals and special exhibitions. Maximum grant available is up to $25,000.  A limited number of one-time-only grants will enable non-profit community and professional arts organizations to work with professional artists to: implement new, targeted community engagement arts activities; produce milestone anniversary celebrations, such as historic community anniversaries; or undertake cultural mapping projects.

    February 15, 2013: The BC Creative Spaces Program (BCCS) helps address the unique challenges faced by arts and cultural organizations in improving the physical conditions for engaging British Columbians in creative activities. Maximum grant: up to $25,000 for purchase of specialized equipment and/or up to $50,000 for the development of new spaces or improvement of existing facilities. A limited number of one-time-only capital grants are available to assist non-profit community and professional arts organizations based throughout the province in: the development of new spaces; improvements to existing facilities; or the acquisition of specialized equipment.

    February 15, 2013: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is accepting grant applications. If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.

    February 22, 2013: (Deadline for Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal Organizations) The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program is a 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship. Interns are supported by the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program staff (program lead, program coordinator, and program administrator), and supervisors and mentors in government ministries and Aboriginal organizations. The program mirrors the school year and runs annually from September to the following August and provides professional experience, leadership development as well as cultural support.

    February 28th, 2013: The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), through its Research Committee, has issued a Call for Proposals seeking research to enhance the effectiveness of coaching across all levels of the sport system. Towards this goal, the CAC sponsors an annual Coaching Research Symposium in conjunction with its Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference and calls occasionally for research proposals for projects up to $7,000. In order to encourage projects that have practical and scientific implications, each submitted project must demonstrate collaboration (i.e. project design, implementation, and dissemination of findings) between the researcher(s) and sport organizations in Canada. For 2013, two projects will be funded.

    February 28th, 2013: Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  This program provides work experiences for students; supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.  Eligible organizations include not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    If you need help to write your proposal, please contact a Professional Writer and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 9:19 am on January 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Mark your calendars! Sport grants opening soon 

    BC sport fundingHeads up, all you sporty, athletic people (and those who love them).

    In February and March, viaSport will be opening a number of grant programs that will encourage sport participation across the province. Funding will be available for new and exisiting sport programs, communtities in northern BC, Aboriginal sport programs and provincial to international events hosted in BC.

    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.  Opening Date: February 4, 2013  Deadline: March 4, 2013

    The Northern BC Strategy Equipment Grant Program was created in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia and viaSport. Communities in Northern British Columbia (BC Games Zones 7 and 8) will be invited to apply for funds that will help purchase sport equipment on the playing field or equipment that will help sport delivery. This one-time grant is a localized investment to support athlete and coach development in the region leading up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games hosted in Prince George. Stay tuned to the viaSport website for more details.  Opening Date: February 4, 2013  Deadline: March 4, 2013

    The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supports programs which encourage BC’s Aboriginal youth to participate in physical activity and sport.   Opening Date: March 1 , 2013  Deadline: April 1, 2013

    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.  Opening Date: March 1 , 2013  Deadline: April 1, 2013

    Please also note that the Community Gaming Grant application intake for sport opens on February 1, 2013 with a new, simplified option for sport organizations applying for the same amounts as they received in the previous year. These changes are in response to the input received by the Community Gaming Grant Review by Skip Triplett, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of the BC Government.  Deadline: May 31, 2013.

    If your sport organization falls under any or all of the following bullets, the new “short form” application may be completed and submitted in hardcopy via mail:

    • The organization received gaming funds in the previous year.
    • The organization is not applying for new project funding.
    • The organization is not asking for an increased amount in funding.

    Please share and re-tweet to your sport related networks.  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:54 am on January 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    FYI: Funding for small water systems and community infrastructure 

    Infrastructure funding

    Image from integrateddesignandconstruction.com

    Greetings, Funds Fans!  Did you that that the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure? Eligible applicants include local governments, defined as a municipality or a regional district and that these entities can submit applications on behalf of improvement districts, registered utilities or other small water systems? Grants up to $10,000 are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans.  There is an on-going intake for applications.Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

    I thought you should know.  Share the news!

    We’ve posted many funds so far this month – click here to see them all.  Sign up on the right to stay tuned.  We have more new funds coming up as well as a Deadline Alert for February.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:53 am on January 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Scholarship Alert for Tourism and Hospitality Students 

    Scholarships!

    Applications accepted starting February 2013

    Good news for students pursuing studies in the Tourism and Hospitality fields!

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Program : Tourism Cares is offering 50 Academic Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 from $5,000, for an annual total of more than $70,000.  The Academic Scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality related programs of study at accredited schools within the United States and Canada.

    Scholarship Application Opens: February 2013.  Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 5:00pm EST

    Applicants may only apply for the Academic Scholarship Program through the online application which will be available in February.

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships are offered in three categories:

     
  • findfundsblogger 10:19 am on January 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    More moola! Funds for aquaculture, classrooms, buy-local projects and for coaching research 

    Yes!  Funding :)Hi Funds Fans – more moola!  Next week I will prepare a list of Deadline Alerts coming up in February but for today, I have a number of interesting opportunities for you to have a look at.  In order of approaching deadline date, here they are:

    The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program has issued a Call for Proposals for research project funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The deadline for submissions of proposals is February 1, 2013.  Applications should be submitted electronically.  Proposals which support marine research and development under the program objectives of Environmental Performance and Optimal Fish Health will be accepted.

    Teachers can submit their project applications to ImagineAction until February 15, 2013 to be eligible for $500 subsidies. Social action projects must be student-led and completed by June 30, 2013. (Note: The previous deadline to apply was November 30th)

    The Buy Local Program still has funding available!  Under the Buy Local Program, businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding (i.e., applicants are required to contribute 50% of the total cost of the project budget) from the provincial government for projects that promote local foods, including agriculture and seafood products that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed in BC.   Funding is available for projects that help meet the following objectives: Increase use of BC agrifoods in the domestic marketplace; Build consumer awareness, preference and demand for BC agrifoods sold within the province; and differentiate BC produced and/or processed agrifoods from out-of-province competition.  Minimum grant: $5,000 Maximum grant: $100,000. Funding is available on a first-come, first serve basis, until the funds have been expended.

    The  Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), through its Research Committee, has issued a Call for Proposals seeking research to enhance the effectiveness of coaching across all levels of the sport system. Towards this goal, the CAC sponsors an annual Coaching Research Symposium in conjunction with its Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference and calls occasionally for research proposals for projects up to $7,000. In order to encourage projects that have practical and scientific implications, each submitted project must demonstrate collaboration (i.e. project design, implementation, and dissemination of findings) between the researcher(s) and sport organizations in Canada. For 2013, two projects will be funded.  Deadline: February 28th, 2013.

    There it is, folks!  Please share and re-tweet and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

    We’ve posted many funds so far this month – click here to see them all and stay tuned, we have more new ones coming up!

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:59 am on January 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DEADLINE ALERT: Agriculture Environment Initiative 

    Agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation in BC

    Deadline to apply: January 25th, 2013

    Whoa, Nelly!  This one almost got past me… PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR AGRICULTURAL NETWORKS!!  The Agriculture Environment Initiative addresses agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation in British Columbia.  Funding provides assistance for projects aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and biodiversity.  Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way. Generally projects should be submitted by farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community. Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply. Deadlines for submission:  Jannuary 25th , 2013 and April 12, 2013.  Maximum grant: A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program The objectives are to address:

    • Emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife.
    • Continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term.
     
  • findfundsblogger 11:12 am on January 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Get your proposals ready! Canada Summer Jobs program is about to re-open 

    Canada Summer Jobs

    Applications accepted starting February 1st

    Great news for NPO’s, SME’s and for students!  Wage subsidy support for summer jobs 🙂

    Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides work experiences for students; supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2013 will be from February 1 to February 28, 2013.

    We’ve posted many funds so far this month – click here to see them all!

    Please share and re-tweet and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:49 am on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DEADLINE ALERT! Grants for students and more funding for civil society organizations 

    Student Grants & CSO FundingHello Funds Fans!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  A few more fabulous funding opportunities crossed my desk and without further ado, here they are:

    The Dell Social Innovation Challenge annual competition is open to ALL university students in the world–-it doesn’t matter what school you attend or what you’re studying. And you don’t need a venture plan to enter. Everything from early-stage ideas to mature projects that are up and running can compete to win. Your innovation project could be vested in starting a nonprofit organization, a for-profit business, a campaign, community volunteerism, university club or even other informal or formal operations. Your individual user profile gives you an option to find project team members, join existing teams, attract support and help others on their projects.  Deadline to enter: January 28th, 2013.  The Grand Prize Awards will be five cash prizes totaling $140,000.

    For civil society organizations, the Commonwealth Foundation contributes to sustainable development in the context of effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.  It will support innovation, share replicable and sustainable models, and promote good practice across the participatory governance sector.  Participatory governance is about how the state, the market and Civil Society interact to effect change. These interactions involve the inclusion of Civil Society in decision-making processes, enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote and engaging in policy formation among others. “Citizens are engaged in public venues at a variety of times…thus allowing them to be involved in policy formation, selection and oversight”.  Under the the Participatory Governance Grants programme, the maximum grant is up to £30,000 per year.  Multi-year projects are accepted up to three years.  Deadline: January 31st, 2013 (5pm GMT).  They are inviting CSOs to submit an application addressing either Dialogue or Collaboration within the broader theme of Participatory Governance or a combination of the two areas.  The grants programme will be particularly supportive of proposals that mainstream the Foundation’s cross-cutting outcome areas in their project design:

    • Gender equality
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Cultural respect and understanding

    And last on the list for today, another opportunity for students through the Alexia Foundation which provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.  Deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

    You are encouraged to consider stories that explore cultural understanding in or near you local community. While we do not discourage proposals on foreign topics, the judges give no extra weight to foreign topics, and indeed, think that you are more likely to complete a story near home than one abroad.  We welcome proposals for still photography projects or for multimedia projects.

    Undergrad and grad students are eligible, but there is only one First Place, one Second Place and three Awards of Excellence.  Winners will be announced March 1, 2013.

    Undergrad awards

    First Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
    • Full tuition for study at the SU London Program for the Fall 2013 semester. Tuition is about $19,000.
    • $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
    • $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

    Second Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
    • Half tuition for study at the SU London Program.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
    • $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Grad awards

    First Place if Winner is a Grad:
    • Grad students take only two courses in London. This award pays tuition for two classes during Fall, semester and program fees, up to a total of $15,000.
    • $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
    • $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

    Second Place if Winner is a Grad:
    • Full tuition for two classes at the SU London Program in Fall, 2013.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
    • $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    There it is, folks!  Please share and re-tweet and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

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  • findfundsblogger 9:22 am on January 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for Human Rights 

    Human Rights

    Image Source: PSAC Ontario.
    Artist: Christopher Plaatje

    Here’s your opportunity to recognize human rights defenders and for students, an opportunity to participate in elevating a global understanding of peace through an artistic medium.  Check it out!

    Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2013.  The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender who, through non-violent work, is courageously making an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves.

    The Award seeks to focus international attention on the human rights defender’s work, thus contributing to the recipient’s personal security, and a cash prize of €15,000 is awarded to the Award recipient and his/her organisation in an effort to support the continuation of this important work.

    Please note: Incomplete nominations will not be considered.  Nominations can be submitted by organisations or individuals.  Individual nominees may not play a prominent role in a political party and must be currently active in human rights work (the Front Line Defenders Award is not intended to recognise a historical or posthumous contribution).  Nominees should be active human rights defenders, and must not be living in exile.  Self-nomination is not permitted.  All nominations must be accompanied by 2 referees.

    The on-line nomination process will remain open until midnight (12am GMT) on Sunday, 20th January 2013.

    Global Exchange invites entries for What About Peace? Program 2013. This contest is to encourage high school age students to think about peace.  Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.   More than $2500 total prizes offered to winners and their sponsors.    Deadline: February 15th, 2013.

    Eligibility & Criteria:

    Applicant must be between 14 and 20 years of age to participate.  One entry per person… One person per entry.

    Answer the question, WHAT ABOUT PEACE in visual or written media:

    • Telling a story (up to 500 words)
    • Writing an essay (up to 500 words)
    • Creating a poem (up to 200 words)
    • Painting a picture or collage (up to 18” x 24”)
    • Taking a photo (up to 11” x 14” on photo paper)
    • Designing a graphic, poster or comic strip/cartoon (up to 18” x 24”)

    That’s what we have for you today, Funds Fans.  Please share and re-tweet!

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:05 am on January 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Arts Funding for BC communities and First Nations! 

    Arts Funding!Hello again, Funds Fans!  The funding well seems to be brimming thus far in 2013 and that’s a good thing.  Today, we have something new from BC’s Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

    For 2012/13, the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development has developed two new funding programs to support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, First Nations band councils and friendship centres as they encourage participation in creative activity, improve the quality of life, create community identity and a sense of place, and contribute to local economies.

    The BC Creative Communities Program (BCCC) helps arts and cultural organizations get more British Columbians involved in creative activities in their communities, including festivals and special exhibitions.  Maximum grant available is up to $25,000.  Deadline: Friday, February 15th, 2013.  A limited number of one-time-only grants will enable non-profit community and professional arts organizations to work with professional artists to:

    • Implement new, targeted community engagement arts activities;
    • Produce milestone anniversary celebrations, such as historic community anniversaries; or
    • Undertake cultural mapping projects.

    The BC Creative Spaces Program (BCCS) helps address the unique challenges faced by arts and cultural organizations in improving the physical conditions for engaging British Columbians in creative activities.  Maximum grant: up to $25,000 for purchase of specialized equipment.  Up to $50,000 for the development of new spaces or improvement of existing facilities.  Deadline:  February 15th, 2013.  A limited number of one-time-only capital grants are available to assist non-profit community and professional arts organizations based throughout the province in:

    • The development of new spaces;
    • Improvements to existing facilities; or
    • The acquisition of specialized equipment.

    Note:  Applicants may apply to either the BC Creative Communities program or BC Creative Spaces program, but not both.

    Enter your email on the right side and receive blog updates into your in-box too!

     
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