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.

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