Deadline Alerts: December 31st, 2013 to January 31st, 2014

Deadline Alert!

Hi Funds Fans!  What a merry season it is and a New Year just around the corner, too.  By the looks of things, 2014 is shaping up to be chock-full of funding opportunities 🙂  Check it out!

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.

January 3rd, 2014.  Northern BC Coaching and Officiating Development Fund; the Fund provides funding to reduce the cost of enhanced training opportunities and/or certification courses that increase accessibility to coaching and officiating development.  The Fund is open to individual coaches and officials, community groups and Provincial Sports Organizations, in summer and winter sports, that reside in a northern community within BC Game Zones 7 and 8. Eligible applicants are invited to either host or attend a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) course, an Officials certification course or other mentoring or training development opportunities that will increase the knowledge of those who commit many hours to youth through sport.

January 6th, 2014.  Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.  The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its 2014-15 Contributions Program for project proposals aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector.  As in previous years, the Office is inviting proposals that focus on its four strategic priority areas: identity integrity and privacy; information technology and privacy; genetic information and privacy; and public safety and privacy.

Friday, January 10th, 2014Grants range from $100,000-$500,000.  The Global Equality Fund aims to support the work of civil society organizations working to protect and advance the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons globally.  The Fund invites organizations to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs) outlining program concepts and organizational capacity to manage programs that will protect and advance the human rights of LGBT persons.

January 13th, 2014.  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.

Midnight on January 15th, 2014.  Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is accepting proposals for eligible activities described in the National Program Guidelines for the Education Partnerships Program (EPP) and the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP).   This 2014-2015 Call for Proposals will prioritize proposals which address the Structural Readiness component found in both the EPP and the FNSSP National Program Guidelines. This will allow First Nation education organizations to strengthen their organizational capacity for the delivery of educational services to First Nation schools. 

January 15th, 2014.  The World Justice Challenge is an open competition designed to incubate practical, on-the-ground programs that advance the rule of law.  The World Justice Challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and entities from any country. Selected programs will be supported by: Modest seed grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000; Connections to others in the WJP’s global network; Increased visibility through media and communications support.

January 19th, 2014.  2015 Canada Games Mentorship Program  Team BC has an opportunity to include a female apprentice coach and an aboriginal apprentice coach in two sports each (4 coaches total) for the 2015 Canada Winter Games being held in Prince George, BC, February 13th – March 1st, 2015.  The Apprentice coach will become part of the team’s Canada Games coaching staff (in addition to the number of positions indicated in the Canada Games technical package and have full access to field of play at the Games).  Travel to the Games as well as accommodations and meals in the athletes’ village will be provided.  Team BC will provide a ceremonial uniform and integrate the Apprentice coach in all Team BC functions and meetings, and support the Apprentice’s coach education.  Up to two female coaches and two aboriginal coaches from each province and territory will be selected.

January 20, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Maximum Grant: $50,000.   Employment and Social Development Canada has opened up a Call for Proposals under the Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces funding stream.  For the purpose of this Call for Proposals (CFP), funding will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate and support employment opportunities for people with disabilities through construction and renovation projects that will improve accessibility in the workplace.

January 22nd, 2014.  Maximum Grant: $100,000.   The 2014–2015 Call for Proposals for the Climate Change Adaptation Program is now open.  Through  the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP), AANDC is supporting Aboriginal  and northern communities to address risks and challenges posed by climate  change impacts and to become more resilient. 

January 27th, 2014.  Up to $10,000 under Stage 1.  The Community Action Initiative (CAI) has now posted a call for letters of intent for proposals to help families with dependent children (including adult children) where one or more members is impacted by mental illness, problematic substance use and/or unhealed trauma.  Approaches should provide for greater connections to either: culture and/or spirituality; or to neighbourhood and community.  Funding will be allocated in two stages, through two separate competitions. The first stage involves convening work (funded through a convening grant), and provides sufficient funding to bring partners together to work through a more detailed proposal.

January 30th, 2014.  Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.  The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people living in Canada who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations, enabling them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in financial issues.  The Fund will gather and disseminate the learnings that emerge from the best practices of projects supported through the Fund and will evaluate and communicate the impact of funded projects.  Projects may be up to two years in length.

January 31st, 2014.   The Alpine Club of Canada Environment Fund is intended to provide support that contributes to the protection and preservation of mountain and climbing environments, including the preservation of alpine flora and fauna in their natural habitat.  Funding priority will be given to projects related to the alpine and Arctic environments and climbing areas in Canada in recognition of our members’ unique appreciation of these areas. As funds permit, projects in other mountainous and polar regions of the world may be supported.

NEW! January 31st, 2014.  Up to $1,000. (New info will be posted in early January)    BC Water & Waste Association will begin accepting applications from communities or organizations to aid in hosting educational events or activities for Drinking Water Week, May 4 – 10, 2014.

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