Deadline Alerts for October 2013 

Deadline Alert!

Greetings Funds Fans!  October is shaping up to be a banner month for funding opportunities.  There seems to be something for everyone this coming month 🙂

October 1st, 2013: The AgriInnovation Program is designed to accelerate the pace of innovation by supporting research and development activities in agri-innovations and facilitating the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes, practices and services. Under the Industry-Led Research and Development Stream, where the applicant is a non-profit organization, AAFC may contribute up to 75% of the total eligible project costs. For all other applicants, AAFC may contribute up to 50% of the total eligible project costs to a maximum of $20 million for an agri-science cluster and up to $5 million for an agri-science project.  Agri-Science Project: A single agri-science project or a smaller set of agri-science projects that would be less comprehensive than an agri-science cluster. The scope may be national, regional or local.

October 4th, 2013.  Grants range from $3,500 to $10,000.  (AIC will fund up to 70% of eligible project costs.)  ArtStarts has a long history of bringing professional artists into classrooms across BC through the Artists in the Classroom (AIC) grant program. This funding program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in residence in their classroom and aims to connect an art form and another subject area to meet evolving objectives in both.

October 4th, 2013.  The Arts in Education Council of BC Fund offers small grants or awards up to $500 to pay the fees of teachers, artists or other individuals presenting workshops, clinics or seminars designed to increase the appreciation of the arts and professional development of teachers in BC schools.  These grants are awarded to organizations to assist in the presentation of professional development workshops, clinics or seminars designed to increase the appreciation of the arts for teachers in BC schools especially at the elementary level. 

October 6th, 2013.  Maximum Grant: up to $35,000.  Hosting BC Grant Program : The Hosting BC grant program provides funding to sport event organizers to facilitate sport, economic, social and community development. Since 2004, over $4 million has been invested in 470 sport events in communities across BC developing a legacy of sport hosting expertise. 

October 11th, 2013.  The City of Vancouver’s Social Policy Division is pleased to announce a new project grant opportunity for Social Service, Food System and Childcare Organizations.  Social Innovation Project grants are for a one or two year term only.  Total funding is approximately $25,000 per project/year2-year projects should target around $50,000 total.

October 15th, 2013.  The New Relationship Trust has opened a Second Call for Direct Support funding.  Applications will be accepted until at noon.  A maximum of $25,000 per project is available to individual First Nations.  A maximum of $50,000 per project is available to groups of three First Nations who are collaborating on a capacity building initiative.

October 15th, 2013.  Maximum Grant $5,000 +.  (Note: Total Program funding is $975,000)  Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP) is now accepting applications.  The overall objective of BSCP is to reduce incidents, injuries, property damages and loss of life due to boating accidents in Canada by supporting organizations that work to raise public awareness about boating safety; advance knowledge of boating safety issues, practices and behaviours in Canada; and support regulatory compliance.

October 15th, 2013  The Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund is now accepting applications for funding of projects in support of adoption and permanency related initiatives in British Columbia. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for projects that will commence in 2014.

October 16th, 2013  SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ welcomes international elements in submissions. They support Canadian projects whose first step is to create a demonstration technology for export. They also support projects with foreign IP looking to test in the Canadian market.

October 18th, 2013  The 2014 Seniors Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans and/or develop projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities.  The maximum grant is $20,000 and matching funds and/or cost sharing are not required. Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia.  The priority in 2014 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of 25 grants will be available.

October 18th, 2013.  Two (2) grants are available @ $5,000 each.  The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is a national, not-for-profit, disability-focused research and education organization located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  CCDS has established a Small Grants program to facilitate the involvement of new researchers and assist community-based disability-focused research initiatives in Canada.  

October 31st, 2013.  Grants of up to $5,000 each.  Build-A-Bear Workshop® believes in the teddy bear philosophy of being good people and good bears. In living those values, they provide grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support beary special causes, such as children’s health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

October 31st, 2013. Maximum grant:  US$20,000. (Grant amounts for first-time applicants range from $500 to $5,000.)  First Peoples Worldwide provides Keepers of the Earth grants to projects that empower Indigenous communities. This encompasses a wide range of projects, and they try not to place too many restrictions on what type of project they will fund.  Grants are awarded to projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Among these assets are land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy. Projects may be geared toward addressing issues such as food security, securing rights to ancestral lands, mitigating the effects of climate change, or preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge. They follow an Indigenous development model that values wholeness and balance, in which the diverse assets of the community must be developed in synchrony.  

October 31st, 2013.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. By inspiring, supporting and creating opportunities for Canadian kids they believe this vision can become reality. GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and qualified donees. 

October 31st 2013.  £35,000 GBP  The Whitley Awards are for wildlife and nature conservation focused projects.  Whitley Awards recognise the leadership qualities of individuals working with effective teams with strong nature conservation experience. We look for people who are excellent ambassadors for the work that they do.  It is not a requirement of the team leader to hold professional scientific qualifications. However, projects that aim to address issues on a biological level will need to demonstrate that activities will be informed based on scientific data. The inclusion of appropriate scientists or expertise on the team will also be expected if this is relevant to the project.  Application to the Whitley Awards is open and applicants do not need to be nominated.   Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2014.

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