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  • findfundsblogger 9:24 am on June 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2013 

    Deadline Alert!

    Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s a recap of what’s coming due for July 2013.  Please note that I’ll be away in beautiful Ucluelet, B.C. for a sun-soaked, beach-side adventure but back on the 9th.

    July 1st, 2013Transparency International. Twenty years later – they are continuing the global fight against corruption.  Among the activities to ring in Transparency International’s 20th anniversary are a youth writing competition, youth photo competition and live events around the world – all to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled.  (Youth defines as being between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013)

    July 2nd, 2013: BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Co-op Placements is a program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience.  The Association for Co-operative Education in British Columbia/Yukon (ACE) is a provincial non-profit organization of all post-secondary institutions in the region that offer Co-operative Education programs.

    July 5th, 2013: BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.  The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 5th, 2013. The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. This means that seniors must be involved in a meaningful way in the project. Applicants will need to identify their role in the project.  Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization

    July 5th, 2013.  Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to partnering with communities across Canada to build cenotaphs/monuments and major additions to existing ones, to commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace through the Community War Memorial Program.   These monuments are used as gathering places for people to collectively remember those who have served Canada. They have the ability to bring Canadians together for Remembrance Day services and other military anniversaries or milestones, and help ensure that remembrance continues to be visible to Canadians in their own communities.

    July 8th, 2013.  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a Call for Proposals for the delivery of settlement services in British Columbia (B.C.), which assist newcomers to succeed in their new lives in the province.  The Call for Proposals will be open for a period of five weeks, beginning today and ending July 8, 2013. Following a review of all received proposals, CIC will determine which organizations or individuals will receive funding to provide settlement services in B.C, starting in April 2014, when the Government of Canada resumes management of federally-funded settlement programs in the province.  Agreements of a maximum of two years will be signed with successful applicants, after which point individuals and organizations will be invited to compete in the national Call for Proposals.

    July 12th, 2013. The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) was launched in 2009 as a five year, $163 million initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. CAAP’s objective is to assist the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, respond to new and emerging issues, as well as pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.  To encourage the BC industry to take full advantage of the programming dollars allocated for British Columbia, IAF has issued a Request for Proposals.  Grants range from up to $25,000 +.   

    July 15th, 2013: BC Arts Council.  Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2013TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.  Grants range from up to $2,500+. The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.  The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups.

    July 16th, 2013.  Formerly known as the Inspirit Foundation Bridge Building Grants, the Inspirit Pluralism Grants – Community Impact program supports projects that bring together young adults (aged 18-30) of different religious, spiritual and secular beliefs to work toward a common goal at the community level.  Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

    July 22nd, 2013.  The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks and consortia of networks that meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015).

    July 30th, 2013. The Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges. In this Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.  Applicants MUST apply online through an application website.  Grants range: $50,000 +. 

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  • findfundsblogger 9:42 pm on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Giving in Action 

    Fantastic news!!

    Autism Funding in BC

    The Giving in Action family fund is open once again!

    The provincial government has given $2,000,000 to the fund in March 2013. This fund provides for a one time grant to families affected by a disability. This grant may be used for home modifications or renovations which will help the individual with special needs or developmental disability live in the family home or access the community.

    Traditionally one might consider this for wheelchair access to the home, but there are things that can considerably brighten the lives of children with autism. For example:

    • Creating a secure play area
    • Renovating a room to allow ABA therapy
    • Safety modifications
    • Measures to prevent elopement

    This fund will not pay for ABA therapy for your child,but it will give a one-time grant to better their lifestyles. Unlike other charities which ignore the plight of children with autism, the Giving in Action fund has in…

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  • findfundsblogger 9:16 am on June 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    BIG $ for Combating Discrimination: Indigenous Peoples, LGBTI, Religious Beliefs, Infanticide of Girls 

    EU Funding: Combatting Discrimination

    Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s a great start to your Monday.  Big funding from the European Commission to combat discrimination around the world.

    Recent years have seen an outburst of violence and human rights abuses, in particular, against indigenous peoples, LGBTI people, persons discriminated on the grounds of religion or belief (or non-belief), and the worst discrimination suffered by girl infants, leading to girls’ infanticide.

    The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to reinforce the EIDHR fight against discrimination.  This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

    Minimum Grant: EUR$300,000.  Maximum Grant: EUR$1,000,000.  Deadline: August 8th, 2013 at 16h, Brussels’ date and time.  (EU contribution could cover up to 95 % of the total eligible costs.)  No nationality restriction applies to applicants, co-applicants and, if any, affiliated entities.

    In the four funding streams, added value will be given to proposals that:

    1. Pay special attention to persons with disabilities belonging to the targeted groups described above

    2. Propose innovative activities such as – whenever possible – the involvement of traditional/tribal/religious leaders and local authorities in fighting discrimination against the targeted groups described above

    3. Focus on the needs and challenges faced by the targeted groups living outside the capitals and in remote areas.

    In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

    • be a natural person or an entity without legal personality or

    • be a legal person and

    • be non-profit-making and be specific types of organizations6 such as civil society organizations, including non-governmental organizations and independent political foundations, community based organizations, and private sector agencies/institutions/organizations, and their networks and

    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicants and, if any, affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:42 am on June 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $4,000 from Peace Direct 

    Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peacebuilding organisations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding jury. Each winning entry will receive:

    • $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peacebuilder conference or visit another peacebuilding organisation
    • Promotion of their work online.

    In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organisations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work.  The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21.  This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.

    In order to be eligible to enter, you must:

    • be a registered organisation or community association, established for at least 2 years
    • be undertaking peacebuilding work: your organisation will be either a peacebuilding organisation or have peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
    • have a maximum annual turn-over of $40,000 or less
    • be locally based: Your organisation must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organisation should be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO.

    Deadline:  August 9th, 2013. However, they strongly recommend applying as early as possible to ensure the information is included correctly.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:34 am on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for: Arts, Atomic Research and Immigrant Services 

    Funding here!TGIF!  Amiright Funds Fans?  Today provides for another mixed bag of funders, so let’s get right to it.

    The BC Arts Council has a few deadlines coming up.  They are:

    July 2nd, 2013: Special Project Assistance – Co-op Placements is a program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience.  The Association for Co-operative Education in British Columbia/Yukon (ACE) is a provincial non-profit organization of all post-secondary institutions in the region that offer Co-operative Education programs.

    July 5th, 2013: The Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.  The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 15th, 2013Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    August 1st, 2013: The Professional Development Project Assistance program assists professional artists and arts administrators 1) to take advantage of opportunities which require travel; or 2) to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists those who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link activities to the next stage of their professional development.

    August 1st, 2013: Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development and audience development and touring opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is announcing a Call for Proposals for Basic Research, Applied Research and Experimental Development projects.  The purpose of the Call for Proposals is intended to advance AECL’s S&T priorities through the use of AECL’s facilities and expertise. Collaborations that are accepted in this Call are organized via either a university, federal government laboratory, non-profit research organization, or any combination thereof, who act as the primary contact organization (proponent), and a third-party participant brought on by the proponent, who acts as the secondary contact.  All proposals must be received by June 30th, 2013.

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a Call for Proposals for the delivery of settlement services in British Columbia (B.C.), which assist newcomers to succeed in their new lives in the province.  The Call for Proposals will be open for a period of five weeks, beginning today and ending July 8, 2013. Following a review of all received proposals, CIC will determine which organizations or individuals will receive funding to provide settlement services in B.C, starting in April 2014, when the Government of Canada resumes management of federally-funded settlement programs in the province.  Agreements of a maximum of two years will be signed with successful applicants, after which point individuals and organizations will be invited to compete in the national Call for Proposals.  Deadline: July 8th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:35 pm on June 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hi Funds Fans! Spread the word!! 

    Youth Photography & Writing CompetitionHi Funds Fans!  Spread the word!!  In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Twenty years later – they are continuing the global fight against corruption.

    Among the activities to ring in Transparency International’s 20th anniversary are a youth writing competition, youth photo competition and live events around the world – all to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled. The deadline for this year’s competitions is July 1st 2013.

    Photography Eligibility:  Whether you’re a student who photographs as a hobby, a professional photographer or are just looking for inspiration to use your new camera– we encourage everyone to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth photo competition, applicants MUST:

    • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
    • Submit a photo in digital format. No print or video submissions will be accepted.

    Writing Eligibility:  Whether you’re a student who loves to write or a paid contributor– we encourage everyone* to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth writing competition, applicants MUST:

    • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
    • Submit a written document in PDF or Word format. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
    • Be sure that your work is unpublished and free from plagiarism.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:08 am on June 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    BIG funding for health and development challenges! 

    Grand Challenges CanadaHi Funds Fans!  Great, big funding announcements from both Canada and the US for projects and issues related to health and development challenges.  Wowsa 🙂

    Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges.

    In this Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.  Applicants MUST apply online through an application website.  Grants range: $50,000 +.  Deadline: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013.

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting proposals under Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) for projects which offer innovative solutions to problems related to development.  USAID/DIV welcomes applications from many types of organizations for activities that take place in countries in which USAID operates. As this opportunity seeks to address different kinds of development challenges, you can submit proposals for any sector, whether it is livelihood development, agriculture, climate change, environment, democracy, human rights, peace and conflict etc.

    USAID/DIV provides funding of up to $100,000 for new project ideas and again $1 million to $15 million for scaling up of innovative ideas for several years. Interestingly, USAID has opened this opportunity to NGOs from all countries around the world. Even if you are a small NGO based in a developing country or a huge organization leading several projects across different parts of the world, you are eligible to apply and win grants under DIV.

    This is a unique grant opportunity because NGOs from all across the world are invited to apply for it. Secondly, you can submit your project ideas in any sector or area of interest. Thirdly, DIV funds new ideas or start-ups (not many donors would do this). Fourthly, there is scope for receiving additional funding from USAID; if your innovative project receives initial success, then you have better chances of getting more funds to replicate the same project in other areas. Lastly, and more importantly, USAID believes that in the coming future, funding for NGOs would be limited and thereby, it is necessary to innovate and implement cost-effective solutions to address development challenges.

    There are three stages of funding:

    STAGE ONE is for projects in the proof of concept phase: DIV will grant these projects up to $100,000 dollars over one year so that grantees can refine prototypes and gather the evidence they need to pull in more investment and grow.

    STAGE TWO is for larger projects, typically to expand across a country. DIV will grant Stage Two projects up to $1 million.  In exchange, Stage Two projects will build in rigorous testing to prove if the project is viable at its larger size.

    STAGE THREE is for much larger projects.  For grants of up to $15 million over several years, solutions that have already proven to work at a large scale will be expanded much further, and often into multiple countries

    The USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) has two stages of its application process. All applicants wishing to apply for funding from DIV have to initially submit a Letter of Interest (LOI). The LOI has to be submitted in the prescribed format only.  In the LOI, you need to submit information related to “the purpose of the project, summarize the project’s goals, and include financial information for the project among other criteria in the LOI.”  The submitted LOI will undergo review and approval process. If your LOI is selected, then your organization will be invited to submit a full application.  The next deadline to submit the LOI is August 15th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:05 am on June 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $5,000 for food security project evaluation 

    Food Secure Canada

    Hello Funds Fans!  I’ll have some BIG news tomorrow for health and global development projects.  In the meantime, have a look at this funding program from the Community Food Security Hub – CF:ICE (Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement) Project.  They are seeking proposals from existing (or fledgling) collaborations between community organizations and colleges or universities in Canada.

    The overall research goal of the CFS hub is to try to make sense of the many models that currently exist and to articulate “best practices” in the areas of community-engaged teaching and community-based research in the context of furthering Community Food Security in Canada.

    CFICE funding for this year is not intended to be the core funding to support the creation of a brand-new partnerships (which must demonstrate other sources of funding or in-kind support). Rather, CFICE funds allows for an extension of the work and an evaluation of impacts of ongoing or recently completed projects on communities, on students, on faculty, etc. including consideration of how community-campus partnerships could be made more effective (e.g. through an examination of possible institutional changes).  Maximum Grant: $5,000.  Applications are due June 30th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on June 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $10,000 to $200,000 available for eye health projects! 

    Funding for eye health projects

    Hi Funds Fans!  For those of you interested in promoting eye health, this one’s for you.

    The SiB Innovation Fund aims to fund projects that develop and test ideas, new technology or operating models for delivering eye care with the potential for high impact or even systemic change. The fund is prepared to target projects with a higher degree of uncertainty around the outcome than traditional grant funding in order to allow space for organizations or individuals to experiment with new ideas and approaches that have the potential to become viable new, cost-effective approaches to helping tackle avoidable blindness.

    The fund is open to applicants from any country.  However, the focus of the innovation project should be poor and middle income countries, and preferably countries within Standard Chartered’s footprint in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

    The SiB Innovation Fund is open to applications from:

    • Non-governmental, not-for-profit groups (NGOs)
    • Blindness/Disability Organisations (focused on the technology category stated above)
    • Academic institutions and Universities
    • Research organisations
    • Private sector companies (e.g. technology companies)
    • Independent individuals (subject to the provision of two references from a reputed institution or organisation and a 5% funding commitment). Successful “Individual” applicants may be subject to a credit check.

    Applicants do not have to be registered charities.  Project funding will vary depending on stage of development:

    Stage 1 – Pilot stage: Projects that are developing a pilot to test and assess a new approach, operating model or technology with potential for impact.  Maximum grant will be US$ 50,000.00

    Stage 2 – Preparing for scale: Projects that have had demonstrable success at a pilot or experimental stage to be taken to scale.  Maximum grant will be US$ 200,000.00

    You do not have to request the full grant amount but the minimum grant size will be US$ 10,000.  Matched funding is not required other than a 5% funding commitment from independent individuals.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:48 am on June 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $25,000+ for B.C. agriculture industry projects 

    Agriculture funding

    A lovely Friday to you, Funds Fans!  Good news today for B.C.’s agriculture related industries.

    The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) was launched in 2009 as a five year, $163 million initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. CAAP’s objective is to assist the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, respond to new and emerging issues, as well as pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.

    To encourage the BC industry to take full advantage of the programming dollars allocated for British Columbia, IAF has issued a Request for Proposals.  Grants range from up to $25,000 +.  Deadline: July 12th, 2013.

    The funding level for a project will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Eligible projects can be funded up to 85% of eligible cash costs, and could be in the areas of traceability, environment, climate change, pests and diseases, and more.

    Eligible recipients must be a Canadian legal entity capable of entering into a contract to deliver a project. This may include organizations and associations, cooperatives, marketing boards, aboriginal groups, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies and individuals.

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