Deadline Alerts: November 31st to December 31st, 2013

Deadline Alert!Long time, no see Funds Fans! Other matters have kept me from posting lately but by golly, I managed to get the Deadline Alert ready 🙂

Deadline: NOW.  Grants range from $2,500+ until funding is depleted.  The Investment Agricultural Foundation of B.C. is now accepting applications to help BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors increase export sales and expand international market access.  In 2013-14, the BC Agrifoods Export Program will make available up to $600,000 in provincial and federal government funding to enable industry engagement in international market development activities, including participation in international tradeshows, promotional events and incoming/outgoing missions, and creating marketing collateral to support international market development.  Agrifood sector producers, processors, associations or marketers that have a head office or are registered in BC and market a BC grown or processed product are eligible to apply. A maximum of $50,000 in funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds have been fully allocated. Participants must contribute 50% in cash of the total project cost. All reporting requirements and receipted expenditures must be completed within ten business days of project completion. The program ends March 31, 2014.

November 30th, 2013.  Project budget to be proposed by applicant.  The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to the empowerment of girls through transformative education.  The fund is meant to promote learning and exchange and hence is expected to include all regions and countries, with particular focus on the global South.  The purpose of the proposed fund is to:

  • Provide an opportunity for good practices to be systematically documented and shared within and between countries and regions, especially those which are “lesser known” among development practitioners;
  • Demonstrate the diverse ways that organizations/actors are addressing girls’ education and gender equality; and
  • Enhance our understanding of what works, and encourage adaptation of good practices across countries and organizations.

December 6th, 2013.  Grants between $7,500 and $35,000.  The Cardinal Health Foundation is seeking proposals from healthcare institutions that will impact the efficiency and quality of care.  Focus areas include:

  • Medication safety across transitions of care from the acute setting to the community/home.
  • Operating room efficiency. Testing the AORN protocol to assess risk and implement changes to reduce pressure ulcers in the operating room.
  • Implementing protocols to improve infant outcomes for babies born addicted to opiates using a protocol developed by Ohio children’s hospitals.

December 9th, 2013.  Average grant $5,000.  West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law.  Since 1974 their staff lawyers have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.  Their Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund provides financial support to people who would not otherwise be able to afford to engage the law to resolve their environmental disputes.  The Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund provides support for legal work and associated costs only.

December 15th, 2013.  Grants range from $500 to $30,000.  The Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants for operating and program expenses. They value local expertise and believe that women know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.

December 17th, 2013.  The B.C. Ministry of Justice is accepting applications for one-time grant funding to support projects that:

  • Develop or enhance domestic violence units (up to $25,000)
  • Prevent sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking of vulnerable women and girls (up to $25,000)
  • Prevent youth involvement in crime (up to $20,000)

Qualifying groups can include local governments, community and youth organizations, provincial organizations, schools, school districts, Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), police departments/detachments, Aboriginal organizations and First Nations Bands.

December 20th, 2013.  The NP4BC program has opened a second round for applications. The Nurse Practitioners for British Columbia (NP4BC) program supports the optimized use of Nurse Practitioner (NP) skills and competencies for primary health care by providing opportunities for NPs to be utilized as independent health practitioners, in collaborative inter-professional relationships with physicians and other health care providers.  To support the further integration of NPs into the system, funding for up to 45 new NP positions per year over the next three years will be made available (2012/13 – 2014/15). Supporting the integration of NP roles will support increased access to primary health care services for high need priority populations and local gaps in care – frail elderly, chronic co-morbid, mental health and substance use, maternity, and unattached patients.  All submissions must be supported and approved by the Health Authority with signatures from the Chief Nursing Officer and Primary Health Care Lead and by health care provider(s) collaborating with the NP. Submissions that do not have signed Health Authority approval will not be considered.

December 31st, 2013.  Grants range from $50,000 to $400,000.  The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) 2013 Call for Project Proposals is now open for NGOs to apply. The Fund provides financial support to projects around the world for strengthening the voice of civil society, promoting human rights and encouraging the participation of all groups in the democratic processes. The main areas of funding are Community Development, Media, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Tools for Democratization, Women and Youth.  The average project is $200,000.  Length of Projects:  Projects are for two years or less.

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