Funding for B.C. Aboriginal communities and organizations :)

funding signHi Folks, here’s the news:

The Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women (MACAW) is pleased to announce this call for grant applications for the Giving Voice Project. Funding is available for community groups and organizations who want to host or participate in community based events that would “Give Voice” to stopping violence against Aboriginal women and girls, as well as assist with community mobilization and implementation.   Grants are available in two funding streams.  Deadline, 2 PM, November 14th, 2014.

  • Funding Stream #1:  Giving Voice – up to $7,500 (projects up to one year in duration)
  • Funding Stream #2:  Community Mobilization and Implementation – up to $15,000 (projects up to two years in duration)

The 2015-2016 Call for Proposals for the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council is now open. Funding levels vary between $25,000 and $35,000.  Deadline: December 5th, 2014.  The Aboriginal Languages Initiative supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • B.C. First Nations Governments/Bands/Tribal Councils/Communities
  • Not-for-profit Aboriginal organizations, societies and community groups;
  • Aboriginal service delivery and voluntary organizations;
  • Aboriginal academic institutions (does not include development of regular curriculum);
  • Aboriginal cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centres;
  • Aboriginal youth and women’s organizations; and where there exists an absence of an Aboriginal organization(s), non-Aboriginal organizations in a clearly defined partnership with Aboriginal organizations or Aboriginal advisory committees.
  • Previous applicants can apply but they must have completed all satisfactory final reporting on previous funding projects from the FPHLCC or the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation.

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