Deadline Alerts: July 2015

Hi Funds Fans, it’s always a good day to be Canadian.  Can I get an ‘amen’?

For your reading pleasure, here’s a handy list of upcoming funding deadlines.

July 2nd, 2015. The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting EOIs for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta. Only projects that can reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be fully implemented before 2020 will be considered. GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable.

July 2nd, 2015. Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000.    BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

July 2nd, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

July 10th, 2015.  Up to $25,000/year. New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) community-based project stream.  This program is intended to enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 10th, 2015.

July 15th, 2015. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

July 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000.  TD FEF Leadership Grants: Building Capacity in Canada’s Environmental Sector.  The TD FEF Leadership Grant program aims to enhance the organizational capacity of environmental charities by providing funding for both formal and informal training and development opportunities for leaders within these organizations.  Fourteen Leadership Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded annually,  two for each of TD FEF’s seven regions – Pacific, Prairie, Ontario North and East, Western Ontario, Greater Toronto Region, Quebec and Atlantic.

July 15th, 2015.  Up to $2,500+.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.  Eligible projects include: Community Gardens, Environmental Education Projects, Outdoor Classrooms, Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife, Recycling/Composting Programs, Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects, Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy, Research Projects, Habitat restoration.  The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups.

NEW!!  July 15th, 2015 (Minor Infrastructure, Step 1) and July 30th, 2015.  (Cyber-infrastructure)  Grants support up to 40% of eligible costs.  BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) This funding is leveraged to attract the remaining investment from partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Public post-secondary institutions based in British Columbia are eligible to apply for funding from BCKDF. Affiliated non-profit research agencies and research hospitals must submit proposals through the public post-secondary institution with which they are affiliated.

July 17th, 2015.  British Columbia’s Small Business Roundtable invites First Nations communities and local governments to compete for the 2015 Open for Business Awards.  As an incentive, the Province is providing awards of $10,000 each to communities who best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the BC Small Business Accord (Accord) principles.  The financial reward must be used to assist in funding a proposed small business friendly initiative that supports the growth and success of small businesses in your community.

July 25th, 2015. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

July 31st, 2015.  $25,000 – $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities. The prize’s prime objective is to: • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people. • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance. • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

July 31st, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure.  Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans.  Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

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