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  • findfundsblogger 8:09 am on December 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    $150K+ for indigenous climate monitoring projects 

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt across Canada and include social, cultural, ecological and economic implications. Indigenous communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change due to their relationship with the natural world, traditional lifestyles, and in some instances, geographic location.

    The goal of the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program is to support Indigenous peoples in monitoring climate indicators, which will provide the data required to inform community adaptation actions. In addition, the data can help address climate data gaps within Canada and improve climate models and weather predictions.

    The following organizations and individuals are eligible to receive funding through the program:

    • Indigenous communities and organizations (Métis Governing Member, Métis community, Inuit community, self-governing community, Land Claim Organizations)
    • First Nation band or tribal councils
    • Indigenous Individuals

    Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018.  Project funding of $150,000+ is available.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:03 am on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    BIG money for climate change plans, studies and capital projects 

    Grant funding of up to $175,000 is now available for climate change plans and studies for Canadian cities and communities of all sizes.  Deadline to apply: January 2020.  Please contact a Program Advisor prior to applying.

    These grants help communities reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, drought and extreme temperatures. 

    Municipalities can use the funding to develop plans and studies that identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. The grants also help communities assess the vulnerability of municipal infrastructure and assets, such as buildings and roads, to the impacts of climate change and develop response plans.

    In addition, climate change capital project grants are also available.  Grant funding of up to $1 million+ is available for Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. 

    These grants help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as flooding and drought, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Deadline to apply: January 2020.  Please contact a Program Advisor prior to applying.

    The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:10 pm on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    $1 Million for sustainable development energy projects 

    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is offering $1 Million grants for projects that:

    • Advance implementation in energy for sustainable development by recognizing and honoring outstanding institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy for sustainable development;
    • Encourage all relevant stakeholders, including experts and practitioners from energy and related fields, to achieve scientific and technological innovations and breakthroughs and establish effective leadership and best practices in implementing strategies, policies and actions aimed at advancing energy for sustainable development, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability; and
    • Focus not only on the recipient’s leadership and innovation but also willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities for replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

    Non-profit, For-profit and partnership applicants are welcome to apply!  For full application details and proposal guidelines, click hereDeadline: June 15, 2017.

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:24 pm on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Agriculture funding for BC growers & entrepreneurs 

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    The Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC has several funding streams available.

    BC Government Buy Local Program: Businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding (i.e., applicants are required to contribute 50% in cash of the total cost of the project budget) for projects that promote local foods that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed in BC. Grants from $5,000 to $30,000 available.  Deadlines: May 6, July 8, September 9, November 10, 2017.  Projects must meet the following objectives:

    • Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace
    • Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province

    Growing Forward 2, BC Agrifood and Seafood Export Program: 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. A maximum of $50,000 in funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds have been fully allocated. Participants must contribute 50% in cash of the total project cost.  Deadlines: May 4, July 5, October 4, December 4, 2017.

    Growing Forward 2, Canada-BC Agri Innovation Program: Funding is available to support industry, academia, retailers and others in late stage research and pilot projects that lead to the commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices.  Funding is expected to be cost-shared, with significant potential for net benefit to the industry or agri-food region of the province. Eligible projects may be funded up to 100% in cases where the potential benefit to industry is demonstrated to be substantial.  Applications being accepted on an on-going basis until March 31, 2018.

    Agriculture and Agrifood Adaptation Programs: Sometimes referred to as ‘General Funding’, IAF’s Agriculture and Agri-food Adaptation program funding is available for projects that assist the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, to respond to new and emerging issues, and to  pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it to adapt and remain competitive. Deadlines: April 13, July 7, 2017. Funding is available for projects that match one or more of the following strategic priorities:

    • Seize new opportunities
    • Respond to new and emerging issues
    • Pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues to help the sector adapt and remain competitive

    Other funding programs require that you first send an inquiry.  Please check out the full list of programs here.

     

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 5:24 pm on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    FN Organization funding – 7 Streams! 

    aandc logoHi Funds Fans!  I’ll post a March Deadline Alert very soon.  While you are waiting, have a look at this if you are – or are working with – an FN organization 🙂

    AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

    This year’s funding will continue to focus on projects that support Government of Canada priority areas, yield concrete results and promote healthier, more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities. In order to be considered for approval each project will be screened against ARO Project Funding Eligibility Criteria, and must fall under one of seven project funding themes:

    Improving First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education Outcomes

    Community Infrastructure

    Economic Development

    Métis and Non-Status Indians Partnerships and Policy Development

    Social Program Reform

    Capacity Development and Accountability

    Northern Research and Development and Climate Change Programs for Aboriginal and Northern Communities

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  • findfundsblogger 8:19 pm on January 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: New Building Canada Fund for Small Communities 

    new buildig canada planHey Funds Fans!  This is a serious fund.  I should also note that this funding package appears to group a bunch of previously individually funded programs into a single-source, competitive process.  My inner skeptic says that the “New Building Canada Plan” is a hokey bunch o’ marketing crap that really means “The costs of government in this country is so high that we are going to take from small communities so that we don’t have to change our incredibly wasteful processes.” Just a guess. #CanadianSenate 

    NEW BUILDING CANADA FUND – SMALL COMMUNITIES: Canada and British Columbia governments are investing up to $218 million under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF) Program to support infrastructure projects in communities with a population of less than 100,000 people. Deadline: February 18th, 2015.  Grants from $25,000+.

    Applications for funding will be evaluated on the extent to which the project meets the following program objectives:

    • economic growth;
    • a clean environment; and
    • building stronger communities.

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: (municipalities, Band Councils, private entities including NGO’s)

    • A municipal or regional government established by or under British Columbia legislation;
    • A provincial entity or public sector body (e.g., a department, corporation or agency) that provides municipal-type infrastructure services to communities, established under British Columbia legislation;
    • A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; or a government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Aboriginal people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation.
    • A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations, whose application is supported by a municipal or regional government referred to above by way of a resolution from the municipal council or regional government board.

    The following are eligible project categories:

    • Brownfield Redevelopment
    • Connectivity and Broadband
    • Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure
    • Drinking Water
    • Green Energy
    • Highways and Major Roads
    • Innovation
    • Local and Regional Airports
    • Public Transit
    • Short Sea Shipping
    • Shortline Rail
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Wastewater

    There you have it, folks.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world of funding out here.  Consider hiring a Professional Writer for your funding application 🙂

    #goodluck

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:21 am on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $25,000 for conservation projects 

    disney cons fundHey Funds Fans!  Some fun(ds) from Disney 🙂

    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is currently accepting letters of inquiry from NGOs around the globe for conservation projects that address a significant conservation need.  Proposed projects should include one or more of the following themes: education and community engagement, sustainable development directly connected to protecting species and habitat, and/or scientific field studies on species and habitats (ex-situ projects/project components are not eligible).

    Preference will be given to projects with a significant conservation action component. Applicant organizations from outside of the US must partner with a US 501(c)(3) organization who will act as the project intermediary/sponsor.  Deadline: February 6th, 2015.  Grant requests up to US$25,000 will be considered.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:57 am on January 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $30,000 for water conservation projects in the Okanagan 

    oka water basinHi Funds Fans!  Welcome to 2015 and a brand new fund – new to me, anyway.  Please share with networks in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications to its 2015 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program. This program is intended to build a collaborative approach to water management and promote more uniform standards and best practices throughout the valley. The OBWB hopes that the program will increase knowledge sharing and lead to the development of innovative solutions. The purpose of the program is to assist local organizations in addressing water issues and to enhance the valley-wide sustainable use of water. The OBWB aims to foster innovative and collaborative projects that might otherwise lack funds to move forward in a timely manner.  Individual grants are $3,000 minimum and $30,000 maximum.  Deadline: February 6th, 2015. 

    Eligible applicants are: Local governments, Irrigation or improvement districts, Community and non-profit groups.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the Deadline Alerts for January!

     
  • findfundsblogger 6:58 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Environmental project funding! 

    TDLogoHi Funds Fans!  Here’s another great fund for the community minded 🙂  Don’t forget about the Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation, posted yesterday!!

    Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. Grants range from up to $2,500+. Deadline: July 15th, 2014.

     The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.

     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

    There it is, folks. Go and get it! Sign up on the right to receive blog updates to your in-box.
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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.)

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks!

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