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  • findfundsblogger 9:52 am on November 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Aboriginal Language Initiative grants 

    The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The ALI program supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages, and is delivered in B.C. by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC).  Deadline: December 15, 2017. 

    FPCC is accepting proposals to the ALI for up to $50,000. Grants should be between $25,000 – $50,000 maximum, per year. 

    *NEW* Multi-year funding is available for projects that span over two fiscal years:

    YEAR 1: July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
    YEAR 2: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

    Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).

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  • findfundsblogger 11:06 am on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Sport funding for BC 

    Sports funding in B.C.

    Funding up to $30,000 is available from the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) administered through viaSport. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017.  Eligible organizations include:

    • Recognized or Accredited Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs)
    • Recognized or Accredited Disability Sport Organizations (DSOs)
    • Multi-regional delivery agencies or organizations that demonstrate the ability to successfully reach a significant or specific target group and are provincial in their orientation (i.e. Boys and Girls club, Scouts, Big Brothers/Sisters, etc.)

    The goal of the BCSPP is to support the development of new programs or needed expansion of existing sport participation programs to different communities or target populations that align with Canadian Sport for Life FUNdamental, Learn to Train, and Active for Life stages, as well as the Awareness or First Contact stages. Programs will develop linkages with local sport service providers, clubs, and schools, to build community capacity and expand programming to attract new participants to sport and increase the number of individuals actively involved in organized sport on an ongoing basis.

    In another funding stream, micro grants from $300 to $1,000 are available through ParticipACTION and viaSport who have teamed up to deliver a micro-granting program that will support not for profit community organizations, schools and municipalities who are planning to deliver 150 Play List programs and events in 2017. The programs or events should be inclusive, open to all free of charge, or at a minimal cost, and give the participants the opportunity to complete one or more of the physical activities on the 150 Play List.

    These micro grants can support qualified instructors, equipment, marketing and promotion and other costs that will make the program or event even more impactful.  Examples of eligible on-going programs (at least 4 weeks) and events include: weekly try-it sessions, multi-sport or multi-activity programs, open-houses, tournaments, mayor’s challenges, try-it days, neighborhood fun runs, or multi-organizational events.  Apply by April 24, 2017.

     
  • findfundsblogger 5:04 pm on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $50,000 for workplace and community accessibility projects 

    Up to $50,000 is available from Employment & Social Development Canada under the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Deadline to apply is July 26, 2016.

    The program includes the following two funding streams:

    The Workplace Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in workplaces across Canada. Projects may include:

    • renovating, retrofitting or constructing workplaces in which job opportunities for people with disabilities could be created or maintained;
    • retrofitting motor vehicles for work use; and
    • providing information and communications technologies for work use.

    To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from their community.

    The Community Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include:

    • renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs and/or services are or will be offered to people with disabilities;
    • retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and,
    • providing information and communications technologies for community use.

    To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from the community.

    Eligible organizations include:

    • not-for-profit organizations, including social enterprises;
    • small businesses (maximum 99 full-time equivalent employees);
    • small municipalities (population under 125,000 as per census data);
    • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); or territorial governments.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:23 am on June 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: New Horizons for Seniors funding – up to $25,000 

    Funding for Seniors ProjectsA super-duper day to you, Funds Fans!  Looky here for some great funding news 🙂

    Now accepting applications is the community-based project stream under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).  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.

    Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

    1. promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
    2. engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
    3. expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
    4. supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
    5. providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 11:17 am on February 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: FPCC Language Grants 

    FPCC language immersion fundingHi Funds Fans!  This post seems to be font-challenged but whatev’s, right?  That’s just WordPress keeping things lively for me, I guess.

    At any font, here is a worthy selection of funding opportunities for language and culture revitalization within and between B.C.’s Aboriginal communities.  Check it out 🙂

    The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council monitors the status of B.C. Aboriginal languages, cultures, and arts, and facilitates and develops strategies which help Aboriginal communities recover and sustain their heritage. The First Peoples’ Council is committed to establishing itself as the key source of current and accurate information on the state of Aboriginal languages in British Columbia and to continuing to provide program coordination and funding for Aboriginal language and cultural preservation and enhancement.

    The Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016. Deadline: March 18, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The 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. Deadline: May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The Language Revitalization Planning Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Revitalization Planning Program supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans. Deadline: June 10, 2015 at 4:00pm

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:13 am on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    A new fund for social justice programs 

    Hi Funds Fans!  A new funder 🙂  Hooray!!

    Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices.

    Its latest grant cycle is now open and organizations can request funding of up to $5000 USD. It mostly supports projects in the areas of:

    • Social/economic inequalities
    • Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

    Funding is given to organizations that are either direct service providers or work in the field of advocacy.  Funds may be used for general organization support or for a project.  Deadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Don’t forget to check out the long list of funds available in February here.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:20 am on November 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • findfundsblogger 4:44 pm on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $20,000 for developing Age-Friendly Communities in B.C. 

    age friendlyHey Funds Fans!  What a hecky-heckerton of a time lately but I haven’t forgotten y’all 😉  Here’s a little something for communities around B.C.

    The Seniors’ Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) was created through the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development to assist local governments to prepare for an aging population.  The priority in 2015 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of $20,000 will be available to 25 communities within B.C.  Deadline: October 31st, 2014.

    Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia. Eligible activities are new community planning and/or community projects that are undertaken by a local government and that address the guiding principles and funding priorities of the program.

    This includes comprehensive age-friendly community planning/projects or activities that focus on one or more of the eight age-friendly community components:

    • Outdoor spaces and buildings
    • Transportation (including traffic safety)
    • Housing
    • Respect and social inclusion
    • Social participation
    • Communications and information
    • Civic participation and employment
    • Community support and health services

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $5,000 to $25,000 in capital project funding 

    capital project funding B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  This one almost slipped under my radar…  Big bucks for small communities 🙂

    FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts.  Deadline: June 12th, 2014.

    Successful projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    Who’s eligible:

    • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
    • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

    Your project must

    • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
    • recognize FCC’s contribution
    • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
    • must be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

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  • findfundsblogger 9:49 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $25,000 for Senior’s focussed projects 

    Funding for Seniors ProjectsHappy Saturday, Funds Fans!  If you missed the June Deadline Alert posted yesterday, check it out!

    For those of you working with seniors in your community, this post is for you!

    The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible organizations will receive up to $25,000.  Deadline: July 4th, 2014.

    Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

    • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
    • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
    • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
    • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
    • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

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