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.

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