May 2013 Deadline Alerts 

Funding Deadlines: May 2013Dearest Funds Fans, as promised yesterday, here is a list of upcoming deadlines for the month of May.   Please share widely as most of these have not been posted previously so they are NEW and they are DUE this month!

May 12th, 2013 Maximum Grant $50,000 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 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.

May 15th, 2013 Grants range from $25,000 to $50,000  New Relationship Trust Direct Support – Direct Support funding is intended to help First Nation communities build capacity in the areas that they need it most.

May 17th, 2012  Grants range from $10,000 to $125,000  (50% to 85% of eligible activities)   Brownfield Renewal Funding Program  helps to revitalize inactive or unused lands across British Columbia by reducing the risk and uncertainty normally associated with these types of sites. The Program will contribute funding to land owners or developers for environmental investigations and related activities on brownfield sites where various factors have pre-empted redevelopment and where it is possible to achieve triple-bottom-line benefits. The program also targets smaller communities where the successful redevelopment of brownfield sites requires more incentives.

May 21st, 2013 Up to $50,000 in start-up financing.  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 Fund.  This program believes in character; so no collateral is required. Recipients will receive low interest rates with no principal repayment in the first year.

May 23rd, 2013.  Grants range from $2500 to $10,000 : enp-BC grant funding provides Social Enterprise Development Grants to Provincially or Federally incorporated non-profit organizations, registered charities, native bands, municipalities, or organizations with a charitable sponsor. The organization must have an office in BC and the program & its benefits must be in BC. Applicants must attend a Building Your Social Enterprise workshop and have the organizational capacity (budget & staff) to meet the grant objectives. Grants may be used to pay for professional fees for technical assistance and/or staff costs and resources related to the planning or organizational development activity. The enp program funds planning and/or research activities along the entire development path from opportunity identification and organizational readiness activities ($2500 – $5000) to feasibility studies, marketing plans or business plans (up to $10,000).

May 23rd, 2013 Maximum Grant $2,000  New Relationship Trust: Elders Grant – projects must benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level.

May 24th, 2013  Grants range up to $100,000 (estimate) The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) is inviting eligible organizations to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of a pan-Canadian network (PCN) focused on improving the labour market outcomes of Canadians through strengthened literacy and essential skills (LES).

May 31st, 2013  Grants range up to $250,000.00 Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will both increase economic security and promote prosperity for women in communities across Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.

May 31, 2013  Grants range up to $100,000.00 (estimate) Community Gaming Grant: Sports application intake for sport opened on February 1, 2013 with a new, simplified option for sport organizations applying for the same amounts as they received in the previous year. These changes are in response to the input received by the Community Gaming Grant Review by Skip Triplett, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of the BC Government.

Three days – three posts.  I am grooving fo’ sho’ 😉

Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and that you have GREAT summer weather.

Here in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia we are looking forward to barbeques and beer!

Welcome to summer!!