Deadline Alerts for March 2013

Funding Deadlines: March 2013Here it is the end of February already and time for a recap of what’s coming due in March.  Please remember that as March 31st is the fiscal year-end for many funders, they will be looking to disperse any unused funds so get your pitch in there!

March 1st, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000  BC Rehab is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people. They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities. Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own

March 1st, 2013. Offering up to five micro-grants in the amount of $2,500-$4,000 USDRising Voices is seeking project proposals that share their mission of bringing voices from new communities, as well as underrepresented language groups to the online global conversation through the use of participatory citizen media. The project’s primary activities should be to provide citizen media training workshops to the target community, as well vital ongoing support and mentoring.

March 1st, 2013. The Food for All grant program is provided through the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Successful applicants will receive funding for a three year term at a maximum of $20,000/year. The focus of this funding stream is to tackle food insecurity for vulnerable children and seniors in our community. Successful applicants will clearly define their intended outcomes for children or seniors. Improved food security may be made possible through programs that provide both short term hunger alleviation as well as increased skills acquisition, capacity to procure food, access to community supports and social inclusion for individuals and families.

March 4th, 2013.  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.

March 4th, 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.

March 10th, 2013Mountain Equipment Co-op provides a number of granting streams such as:  Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity  organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.  Advocacy and Awareness Grants: To advocate for the conservation of landscapes and raise Canadians’ awareness and understanding of current issues. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.  Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.  Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000

March 12th 2013.  The Positive Action for Children Fund is targeted at helping communities affected by HIV and AIDS. Any properly registered not-for-profit organisation that represents, or is working with, or for affected communities is eligible to submit proposals. For this Call for Proposals, the minimum grant request in this round is £75,000 (over 3 years) and the maximum funding available will be £400,000 over three years. Budgets should be submitted in your local currency and GB£ at current exchange rates. Please remember that Positive Action for Children Fund grants cannot account for more than 50% of an organisation’s income. Grant requests over this proportion of your income will be rejected.

March 15th, 2013.  Maximum grant $20,000.  Getty Images is inviting photographers or filmmakers who are presently engaged in the business of creating and selling or licensing creative, conceptual imagery, and marketing or advertising communications agencies or individual professionals who create communication campaigns for nonprofits to apply for a Creative Grant. On-line applications only.

March 15th, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000+ at the Bullitt Foundation.  Their mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainab le communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation invites inquiries from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska.

March 15th, 2013.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include: Performing Arts Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of organizations that sustain an annual artistic program encompassing creation, development, production, and public presentation; Professional Arts Training Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of organizations that sustain annual programs of professional arts training. Eligible activities may include specialized training for professional artists and cultural workers or specialized training for those who are committed to pursuing professional careers in the arts and Arts Periodicals: Applications for operating assistance awards are available once each fiscal year. Assistance is available to non-profit organizations that publish arts periodicals devoted primarily (at least 75%) to the first publication of any form of artistic expression or social, cultural, or intellectual commentary or inquiry. Awards under this program are intended to support the artistic development of established periodicals with regular publication and stable artistic and administrative leadership.

March 15th, 2013  Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. We place very few restrictions on our grant making. There are no geographical limitations to their grants and they DO fund direct lobbying programs. This program will also make grants to individuals. However, this program does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.  Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.

March 15th, 2013.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is March 15. The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

March 15th, 2013.  The Nurse Practitioners for British Columbia (NP4BC) program supports the optimized use of Nurse Practitioner (NP) skills and competencies for primary health care by providing opportunities for NPs to be utilized as independent health practitioners, in collaborative interprofessional relationships with physicians and other health care providers.  To support the further integration of NPs into the system, the Ministry will fund up to 135 new targeted positions over the next three years. Funding will flow from the Ministry of Health to Health Authorities to support the hiring of NPs.

March 18th, 2013Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston provides up to $15,000 towards increasing access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The goal of these grants is to increase access to innovative recreational programs that help young Canadians improve their fitness and nutrition levels, connect to their community and develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.

March 26th, 2013.  The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) has been launched! This program is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.  Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project. Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions amounting to at least 50% of the total project costs.

March 31st, 2013.  The Get Youth Working! Program has secured additional funds and will continue to accept applications until the end of March. The program offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth, 15 -29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to$1,000 to purchase training for the newly-hired youth.

March 31st, 2013.  The Northern Development Initiative Trust provides $7,500 in rebate funding to approved municipalities, regional districts, incorporated improvement districts, and First Nations bands to support employment of a locally-based grant writer that is directly supervised by local or band government administration to prepare funding applications to agencies, foundations, and government programs.

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