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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