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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