Deadline Alerts: April 30th to May 31st, 2015

Deadline Alert!Hello Funds Fans!  Another stellar list of funding opportunities coming your way for May 🙂

April 30th, 2015.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is April 30th.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 is now open for applications.  The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.  Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-up grant of up to $1 million.

May 1st, 2015.  LOI’s due for funding requests over $10,000Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

May 4th 2015.  Grants range from $20,000 to $80,000.  The Ministry of Energy and Mines has posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP). Communities will be eligible for funding if they undertake either: 1. One of a range of renewable energy capital projects that the local government or First Nation has part (e.g., IPP equity stake) or full ownership of; or 2. A major energy efficiency initiative applied specifically to the local government’s or First Nation’s own infrastructure.

May 6th, 2015. Grants up to $5,000+ (estimate)   The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. Their Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age.

May 10th, 2015Buy Local Application Deadline.  Projects must meet the following objectives: Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

May 10th, 2015. Up to $25,000+.  BC Agrifood & Seafood Export Program – 2015/16.  Up to $1.4 million in federal and provincial government funding is available through this program for projects that take place between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 (FY2015/16). Eligible projects should enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities.

May 11th, 2015.  Chilliwack Foundation. The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C.  Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.

May 15th, 2015Bike BC will provide local governments up to 50% of a project’s eligible costs. The types of projects eligible for cost-sharing has not changed and includes separated bike paths, bike lanes, shared roadways and shoulder bikeways.

May 15th, 2015.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  BCRehab  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.

May 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000. Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Governance Capacity Building.  NRT provides direct support to BC First Nations and their communities for capacity building initiatives. Support is provided according to communities’ unique capacity needs. NRT funding is offered in two streams: $25,000 for individual communities, and $50,000 for three or more collaborating communities.

May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Policy Development. NRT supports BC First Nation organizations with a provincial mandate to pursue policy development initiatives that directly benefit all First Nation citizens in BC.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.

May 25th, 2015.  Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Youth Grants.  Youth Grant funding is available to First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC.  A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.

May 25th, 2015. Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Elders Grants.  The NRT BC First Nation Elders Grant Initiative provides support for groups, communities and organizations representing First Nation Elders in British Columbia to develop and deliver community programs that benefit and build capacity for Elders.  Types of projects include storytelling, culture camps and participation in events and gatherings.

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