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  • findfundsblogger 11:55 am on January 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    New: Grants for innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth experiments 

    Business development fundingHello Funds Fans!  Here’s an interesting looking fund for business development and/or research.  Check it out!

    These global grants for innovation, entrepreneurship and growth experiments funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Nesta.  The main aim of this call for proposals is to fund experimental research that provides evidence on the best approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth.  This call for proposals is relevant to:

    • Programme delivery organisations and operators involved in entrepreneurship training and education programmes, innovation management and commercialisation, or other programmes that aim to support innovation and entrepreneurship, who are interested in participating in research projects and undertaking randomised controlled trials.
    • Researchers interested in designing and conducting randomised controlled trials on innovation and entrepreneurship.

    They welcome applications from researchers and programme delivery organisations from around the world.  Deadline: 5pm, Monday, February 24th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:50 am on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: January 30th through February 28th, 2014 

    Deadline Alert!Holy smokers, Funds Fans!  This is the longest post to date.  Just look at all the funds that are coming up over the next month!!

    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 30, 2014. Maximum Grant: $8,000.  The Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) exists to foster and deliver funding that supports dental hygiene research and education in Canada, in order to enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians.

    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.

    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.

    February 1st, 2014.  Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Expedition Support. MEC has proudly made contributions to some very inspiring and successful expeditions. Their members have pioneered new routes, stood atop the highest peaks, and paddled challenging rivers across the country and around the world. They support expeditions because they are inspired by the stories of the most adventurous among us, and want to help Canadians push their boundaries and reach for their goals.

    February 1st, 2014.   The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation.  The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches.

    February 3rd, 2014. LOI’s due.  The vision of the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is that all animals be well cared for and treated with respect.  They receive donations and direct funds toward activities of national significance and to other important activities that are not likely to receive support from local or provincial sources. Such activities include humane education and research, the investigation and reporting of issues, and other promising initiatives.

    February 3rd, 2014.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce the call for proposals in violence prevention.  Each of their grant areas have different eligibility and criteria.  Funding streams include the following:  Teen Violence Prevention: Rebuilding LivesLoan funds: Collaborative projects.

    February 3rd, 2014.  Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000,  RBC Blue Water Project™  Community Action Grants are awarded to local or community-based organizations in Canada, the United States or the Caribbean. We have established an application deadline for Community Action Grants, rather than accepting applications year round. This will allow us to review all applications in a fair and consistent manner. The 2014 Community Action Grant application is now available.

    February 4th, 2014 (LOI due) Catherine Donnelly Foundation  invites LOI’s from applicants seeking funding in the area of adult education and housing.

    February 6th, 2014.  Grants range from $25,000 to $35,000.  The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) supports the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2014 and must be finished by March 31, 2015.

    February 7th, 2014.  A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided.  The Agriculture Environment Initiative addresses agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation; provides funding assistance for projects aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and/or biodiversity.  Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way.

    February 11th, 2014.  Up to $5,000.  The 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. Support is towards legal work and associated costs only.  While they do not set specific limits on the amount of EDRF funding awarded, the average size of an EDRF Grant is $5,000.

    February 11th, 2014.  Up to $2,000.  Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.

    February 11th, 2014.  Maximum grant: $2,000.   Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.

    February 11th, 2014.  Maximum grant: $2,000. Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.

    February 18, 2014.  Up to $35,000.  Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of depending on the type of event for events taking place between April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.

    February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  The Vancouver Foundation’s purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs.  Letters of Intent are being invited under: Education:  Education grants enhance the quality of, and access to, education and lifelong learning opportunities for all British Columbians and under Generation Green Grants:  To support youth’s ideas for green neighbourhoods.

    February 28th 2014.  $5,000 to $15,000.    Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation:  providing funding to stimulate and invigorate non-profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services throughout British Columbia.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:07 am on January 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for dental hygiene projects 

    Dental hygiene fundingHi Funds Fans!  Did you brush and floss today?

    The Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) exists to foster and deliver funding that supports dental hygiene research and education in Canada, in order to enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians.  Maximum Grant: $8,000.  Deadline: 4:00 p.m. EST, January 30, 2014.

    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be affiliated with organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them.

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  • findfundsblogger 4:20 pm on January 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for agriculture environment issues 

    Agriculture Environment Initiative B.CGood day, Funds Fans!  Some special news for farm-related organizations today 🙂

    The Agriculture Environment Initiative addresses agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation; provides funding assistance for projects aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and/or biodiversity.  Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way.

    The objectives are to address:

    • Emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife.
    • Continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term.

    Eligible applicants are generally farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community.  Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply.

    A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program.  Deadline: February 7th, 2014

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  • findfundsblogger 9:27 am on January 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $1,000 to $5,000 for increasing accessibility for the disabled 

    Accessibility funding for the disabled in B.C.Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s a fund to keep on the radar.  BC Rehab is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Deadline: March 7th, 2014. 

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  • findfundsblogger 12:33 pm on January 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Vancouver Foundation offering several granting streams 

    Deadline Alert!Howdy, Funds Fans.  Big news today!!  The Vancouver Foundation’s purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. To do this they take a broad view of philanthropy and recognize that raising funds to tackle an issue is only part of any solution. They also engage citizens, organizations and governments, and invite them to work together and contribute their time, ideas, expertise and energy to an issue. They believe this is the most meaningful and effective way to make lasting improvements.

    LOI’s are being accepted until January 24th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. for the following funding streams (funding varies $5,000 to $25,000+) :

    • Arts and Culture:  To support and encourage the growth and sustained presence of excellence in arts and cultural activities among diverse cultural communities throughout British Columbia.
    • Children, Youth and Families:  To invest in strategies that offer strong potential to advance innovations in programs and initiatives that increase the health, well-being and resilience of children, youth and families in British Columbia.
    • Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund:  Provides grants to registered charities in British Columbia operating summer camps and out-of-school time programs that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges.
    • Disability Supports for Employment Fund:  Available to assist eligible organizations throughout BC who are working to increase employment opportunities and the overall rate of employment for persons with disabilities in their communities.
    • Environment:  To support the health and resilience of British Columbia’s environment in a changing world.
    • Health and Medical Education/Research:  The focus is on Community-Based Health Research, supporting research initiatives that ensure British Columbians are involved in advancing the health equity of their own communities, and allow researchers and community organizations to undertake relevant research collaboratively.
    • Health and Social Development:  Supports projects that enhance the capacity of adults, families and communities to create healthy, caring, safe and supportive environments for all.

    Education:  Education grants enhance the quality of, and access to, education and lifelong learning opportunities for all British Columbians.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

    Generation Green Grants:  To support youth’s ideas for green neighbourhoods.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

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  • findfundsblogger 4:53 pm on January 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: LOI’s being accepted to The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada 

    Animal welfare funding in CanadaHi again, Funds Fans!  I’ve been keeping an eye on this one and here it is ready to go 🙂

    The vision of the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is that all animals be well cared for and treated with respect.  To facilitate the selection process, applicants are invited to submit a letter of intent (using the form provided) to awfc.info@gmail.com by February 3rd, 2014.

    The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada aims to achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through innovative educational and research initiatives.  AWFC fosters an enlightened ethic of animal care.  They receive donations and direct funds toward activities of national significance and to other important activities that are not likely to receive support from local or provincial sources. Such activities include humane education and research, the investigation and reporting of issues, and other promising initiatives.

    All applicants will be notified by the end of February; a short list will be invited to submit a full proposal by the end of March. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of April.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:08 am on January 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Sporting/active living funds for B.C. youth and seniors 

    Sports funding in B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  Fyi… ViaSport administers sport-related grant programs funded by the government of BC that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes and improve delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all residents.  Current calls for application are open under the following themes:

    Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000 depending on the type of event.  Deadline:  February 18, 2014 for events taking place between April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.

    Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $2,000 for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.  Maximum grant: $2,000.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.  Maximum grant: $2,000.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes.  To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, has been developed to provide travel support to not-for-profit sport organizations. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia will assist with ferry travel costs for eligible athletes.  Applications for ferry vouchers must be received at least 12 business days before first day of travel.

    Other sport-related funding was posted the other day from the GoodLife Kids Foundation.  They are accepting requests for funding from registered charities and other qualified donees that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life.  If your organization offers a sustainable physical activity program for kids ages 4 to 14 that will positively impact their present and future activity levels, then please review their Grant Program Criteria and apply using their online application form. Grants up to $10,000.  Deadline: January 31, 2014.

    Don’t forget that the January Deadline Alert is jam packed with other funding opportunities and I recently posted about funding for diabetes program support as well as for projects related to the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:20 am on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Violence prevention funds for women and girls 

    Funding for women and girlsGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s another funding gem for today 🙂

    The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce the call for proposals in violence prevention.  Each of their grant areas have different eligibility and criteria.  Deadline: February 3rd, 2014.

    Funding streams include the following:

    Teen Violence Prevention: Funds projects / activities for teens (girls and boys age 11 to 19) or for girls only that work to prevent violence against women and girls. These can be school-based or offered outside of schools in a setting that provides a safe space.  Your proposal must: have a significant focus on violence against women and girls and healthy relationships. This may be within the context of connecting key issues such as violence, sexual relationships, substance abuse, respecting diversity and differences, and sexuality; show a confirmed partnership with schools, if the project delivery is school-based; actively involve girls/teens as peer educators or in other ways that promote their feeling of ownership in the project; actively involve participants for a significant time period (i.e. more than one class presentation); have a component that builds skills in areas such as critical analysis and decision making.

    Rebuilding Lives: Priority will be given to projects that provide support to children who have been exposed to abuse or with parenting of children who have been exposed to abuse; second-stage housing providing several kinds of supports to women; training, development and advocacy by provincial groups; education and support on violence against women involving women with disabilities.  They will also consider projects that provide follow-up counselling and/or support; help with financial, housing, health and legal issues.

    Loan funds: These funds can help build capital or manage the administrative needs of new or existing funds that offer interest-free loan funds for women leaving an abusive relationship and are also supported by additional resources  for financial planning, budgeting, and managing priorities; access to information on projects and benefits that will ease transition to independence from a past abusive relationship.

    Collaborative projects: Supports regional or provincial resource sharing and capacity building; policy work/leadership on violence against women that actively involves women who have experienced violence; advocacy that aims to address systemic barriers for women who have experienced violence.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:54 am on January 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $10,000 for active living programs for children 

    Children's program fundingIt’s a great day, Funds Fans!  Money, money, money…Everywhere for everything 🙂  I just love the abundance in this world.  However, as you know it takes thoughtful, dedicated people to turn the inanimate object of money into something really valuable.  Amiright?  Just before we get to today’s post, please note that the January Deadline Alert is jam packed with other funding opportunities and I recently posted about funding for diabetes program support as well as for projects related to the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.

    Okay, here’s todays good news; GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and other qualified donees that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life.  If your organization offers a sustainable physical activity program for kids ages 4 to 14 that will positively impact their present and future activity levels, then please review their Grant Program Criteria and apply using their online application form. Grants up to $10,000.  Deadline: January 31, 2014.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

     
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