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  • findfundsblogger 10:45 am on April 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello! Funding for Sports, Health Dialogues and Young Entrepreneurs 

    Hello!And a happy Friday to you, Funds Fans!  Look at what I’ve found for you today:

    Through ViaSport , the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) is now accepting applications.  The goal of the BCSPP is to attract new participants to sport and increase the number of individuals actively involved on an ongoing basis in organized sport.  Grants range from $5,000+.  Deadline:  4:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday April 24, 2013.   Applications for funding will only be accepted ONLINE.

    Applications to the BCSPP may be submitted, individually or in partnership, by Provincial Sport Organizations, Provincial Multi-Sport Service Organizations, Organizations or committees associated with the Aboriginal, Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.  Also, please note that previous recipients of BC Sport Participation Program are eligible to apply

    Preference will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following items:

    1. Create new organized sport participation opportunities for targeted populations on a multi-regional or province-wide scale

    2. Develop multi-sport program partnerships

    3. Demonstrate a commitment to attracting additional revenue and resources to ensure long-term program sustainability

    4. Enhance or build the delivery of sport in communities and/or through schools, with emphasis on the after-school time period and teacher training

    5. Support program expansion in the northern regions of British Columbia

    Also, please have a look at the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants Fund which provides small grants (up to maximum $5000 per community) to support local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships and to build their capacity for healthy community leadership and action.  Funding permitting, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous intake basis up until June 30, 2013. Eligible activities must take place before March 31, 2014.

    For the young entrepreneurs among us, aged 18 – 39,  the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and innovative toy compnay Spin Master Ltd., are teaming up to offer financing, mentoring, an exclusive innovation workshop and more to innovative entrepreneurs through the Spin Master Innovation FundThe deadline for applications is May 21st, 2013.  Up to $50,000 in start-up financing will be provided by CYBF and The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). They believe in character; so no collateral is required.  Recipients will receive low interest rates with no principal repayment in the first year.

    Under the Spin Master Innovation Fund, a selection of candidates will be invited to pitch their innovating enterprise to a panel of Spin Master executives and industry leaders at “The Spin” and will be matched with a mentor from CYBF’s industry-leading mentoring program, as well as access to key business leaders for expert advice to help you navigate the challenges of launching and growing your start-up.  A paid trip to Toronto to attend the two-day Innovation Launch Pad Workshop is also included where you will meet one-on-one with Spin Master executives to get advice, guidance and contacts.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Sign up on the right to receive blog updates to your in-box.  You can also find us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

  • findfundsblogger 3:13 pm on April 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Up to $50,000 from Canada Post Community Foundation 

    Deadline: May 12th, 2013

    Deadline: May 12th, 2013

    Hey Funds Fans!  I’ve been waiting patiently for this one to re-open.  Formerly known as the Canada Post Mental Health Foundation, this granting agency has re-vamped and widened it’s project scope significantly.  Here’s the scoop:

    The Canada Post Community Foundation is accepting applications from registered charities, school programs or community organizations for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to provide support for initiatives that benefit children.  The maximum amount of funding available for any project is $50,000. The Grant Advisory Committee will ensure fair and equitable regional and provincial distribution of funds raised. The Canada Post Community Foundation funds projects in any given year from donations received in the prior year.  Deadline: May 12th, 2013.

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.  The Foundation will support:

    • charitable organizations with a valid CRA registration number
    • registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
    • elementary and high school groups
    • local community or Aboriginal groups
    • projects aimed at building front-line capacity to provide community-based support for children
    • can include capital projects (i.e. build libraries, playground structures, sport parks)

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  • findfundsblogger 7:22 am on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for April 2013 

    Funding Deadlines April 2013Happy Sunday, Funds Fans!  I’ve had a looky-see at what is coming due in April and there is a great selection across a range of interests and issues.  Here we go…

    April 9th, 2013. Maximum Grant: $5,000. The WWF-Canada Green CommUnity School Grants Program aims to support school projects that will connect students with nature, help reduce a community’s impact on the environment, increase understanding of environmental issues and solutions, stimulate environmental leadership, and inspire students and communities to take action. Proposed projects must be implemented between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. Winners will be announced in May 2013.

    April 10th, 2013. Grants range from $500 to $1000 USD. The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award. Pass-it-on Award applications are open to any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing. Awards are open to women in all countries.

    April 12, 2013. Maximum grant: Up to 85% of cash cost. 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.

    April 12th, 2013. Grants range from $1,000 to $100,000. You can also check out the Organic Sector Development Program Strategic Initiative (OSDP) with the objective of facilitating the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, to respond to new and emerging issues, and to path-find and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.

    April 15th, 2013. Maximum grant: $25,000. Home Depot Affordable Housing Grants – provides funding to Canadian registered charities making repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing dwelling that benefits youth in need. Eligible Projects include but are not limited to: window replacement, weatherizing, painting, enhancements to the outdoor landscape (i.e. trees, gardens, seating areas), lighting or fixture upgrade projects, insulation improvements, small kitchen or washroom renovations.

    April 15th, 2013. $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is offering awards for two projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights. Applicants are offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions. The winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.

    April 22nd, 2013. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2013 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

    April 26th, 2013. Grants range from $15,000+. UBCM Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative provides a suite of funding programs administered by UBCM and managed through the Provincial Fuel Management Working Group. Since 2004, the initiative has supported communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface. First Nations should submit all application materials to the First Nations Emergency Services Society.

    April 30th, 2013. Maximum grant: up to $100,000+ (estimate) The Canada Book Fund (CFB) 2013-2014 program is the federal government’s primary funding program available to organizations operating in Canada’s book publishing industry. CFB encourages applicants, and particularly new applicants or applicants for new projects, to contact the CBF prior to submitting an application.   Five types of support is available: Marketing, Technology Projects, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Internships.

    April 30th, 2013.  Maximum Grant: up to $6,000BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards: This program develops professional British Columbia artists by assisting with the post-secondary education of outstanding students of the arts.

    April 30th, 2013. Maximum prize amount: $150,000 USD The ReSource Award For Sustainable Watershed Management acknowledges initiatives which are dedicated to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries. Entries should aim to ensure that water will remain a readily available, clean resource in the future. Prize money is awarded strictly for project implementation activities.

    April 30th, 2013. Maximum Grant: Up to $1 Million or 50% of project costs. The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), in effect until March 31, 2014, aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure. This initiative operates through calls for proposals. Proposals must be filed using the electronic application form.

    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 10:49 am on April 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds Blogger is back in action :) 

    All moved and back on the blogging highway!

    All moved and back on the blogging highway!

    Hello, hello, hello, Funds Fans!!  As evidenced by the lack of an April Deadline Alert, the move was quite a consuming event but here I am now and hoping to make it all up to my dedicated blog followers.  Happy belated Easter, too!

    So, on with the show and WTF, right?  As in Where’s The Funds, of course 🙂

    First off, the New Relationship Trust has opened up several granting streams for First Nation communities around this beautiful province:

    Youth Grants – A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.  Deadline: Noon, Friday June 28th, 2013

    Elders Grant – A maximum of $2,000 is available per project, and priority will be given to projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level.  Deadline: Noon, Thursday May 23rd, 2013

    Direct Support – Direct Support funding is intended to help First Nation communities build capacity in the areas that they need it most.  A maximum of $25,000 per project is available to individual First Nations and a maximum of $50,000 per project is available to groups of three First Nations who are collaborating on a capacity building initiative.  Deadline: Noon on May 15th, 2013

    Policy Development –  Policy Development funding is available to First Nation organizations with a province-wide mandate.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.  Grants are awarded until funds are exhausted. ($250,000 is available in total)

    Also, through the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., several scholarships are available for dependents of and/or active/volunteer firefighters.  They are :

    FIRE CHIEF BOB PATERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS have been established by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia in memory of Fire Chief Bob Paterson, 100 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department, who was killed on duty while responding to a motor vehicle accident in 1997.   The scholarships may be awarded to dependent children of an Active member of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia, who is pursuing their goal of higher education.  Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    CHAD SCHAPANSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  was established in 2004 in memory of Firefighter Chad Schapansky, Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department, who lost his life fighting a fire in his community of Clearwater, BC. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is a volunteer firefighter in British Columbia who wishes to further their education at a Canadian Training Facility to pursue a career as a full time firefighter.   Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    NICK TRESNICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2006 in memory of Assistant Chief Nick Tresnich who spent over 30 years with the Lake Country Fire Department. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are firefighters or fire officers in British Columbia who wish to further their emergency services education to pursue or further their career as a fire services member.  Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    For those of you who are or want to be involved in artistic or cultural collaborations with developing countries, please note that UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is launching a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects. It prioritizes young creators (18-30 years) and projects from or benefitting developing countries.  As stipulated in the IFPC’s Operational Guidelines, IFPC assistance measures shall be allocated subject to availability of resources and taking into account the projects’ compliance with all criteria.  Grants range from US $20,000 to US $100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total budget.  Deadline: May 2nd, 2013.

    For hopeful globe-trotters, the Embassy of Canada in Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. This award provides funding to Italian researchers, scientists and innovation experts to travel to Canada for short visits to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts.  The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop relationships initiated through networking activities into long-term collaborations. Applications are open to Italian researchers and science and innovation experts who have connected with Canadian counterparts. Ideal outcomes include joint publications; joint or complementary funding applications; student / researcher exchange programmes; sharing of equipment, materials and facilities; exchange of skills and techniques; institutional linkages; and technology transfer. The development of innovative models of collaboration is strongly encouraged. Initial outcomes should be delivered over the first 6 to 12 months following the visit and lead to the development of long-term relationships.   Awards are to support the applicant’s travel to Canada. The value of an award will be up to a maximum of $3,000 (CAD). Expenses that are eligible for reimbursement include economy class airfare (not premium economy), accommodation, local transportation and a $90 (CAD) per diem. No other costs will be considered.  Projects in the following priority areas will be considered for funding: Energy/Environment, Arctic/Polar Research, International Security, Health & Life Sciences, Green Technologies, Nanotechnology & ICT, New Materials for Transportation, Agri-food, Ocean Technologies.

    Okay, folks, so there’s a bit o’ funding to whet your appetitie.  Now, I’ll put together an April Deadline Alert which I hope to have posted by this afternoon.

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