Deadline Alerts: April 2014

Funding Deadlines

Howdy do-dee, Funds Fans!  It’s been a while since my last post but I haven’t forgotten about you.  Mark your calendars because April has some great funds coming up 🙂

April 1st, 2014. $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is offering awards for two projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights. Applicants are offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions. The winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.

April 11th, 2014. $5,000 to $75,000 The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is promoting sustainable food systems at Canadian institutions.  Institutions covered under the fund include publicly funded hospitals, long-term care facilities, college and university cafeterias, municipalities, prisons and school boards. In all cases the annual food budget of the institution or buying group (this may include a school board or group of schools with common purchasing) must be over $100,000.  Applications may also come from a group of institutions working together.

Fund Objectives: Increase the amount of healthy, local and sustainable food served in public institutions in Canada; Shift supply chains for public institutions in Canada to increase the production and supply of local and sustainable food; To support work in individual institutions to develop new practices and supplier relationships which ensure that more healthy, local and/or sustainable food is served.

April 16th, 2014 The SD Tech Fund Canadian business grants program is now accepting applications.  The application process is a two-step process that includes the submission of a statement of interest followed by a full application.  For those of you not familiar with the SD Tech Fund Grants for Canadian businesses program, SD Tech Fund supports Canadian businesses engaged in projects that deliver both environmental and economic benefits to Canadian citizens.  More specifically, SD Tech Fund helps Canadian businesses demonstrate new technologies in the areas of:

  • Clean water
  • Clean air
  • Climate change
  • Clean landNote: This funding program is suited for companies with projects in the range of $600,000 and $10 million in size.


April 23rd, 2014 First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  B.C. Language Initiative FirstVoices Mentor-Apprentice Program Language Nest Program Language Revitalization Planning Program

April 22nd, 2014. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2014 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

April 30th, 2014. Maximum grant: up to $100,000+ (estimate) The Canada Book Fund (CFB) program is the federal government’s primary funding program available to organizations operating in Canada’s book publishing industry. CFB encourages applicants, and particularly new applicants or applicants for new projects, to contact the CBF prior to submitting an application.   Five types of support is available: Marketing, Technology Projects, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Internships.

April 30th, 2014.  Maximum Grant: up to $6,000BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards: This program develops professional British Columbia artists by assisting with the post-secondary education of outstanding students of the arts.

April 30th, 2014. Maximum prize amount: $150,000 USD The ReSource Award For Sustainable Watershed Management acknowledges initiatives which are dedicated to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries. Entries should aim to ensure that water will remain a readily available, clean resource in the future. Prize money is awarded strictly for project implementation activities.

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