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  • 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.

     

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  • findfundsblogger 4:17 pm on March 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    $15K-$20K for Building Social Connectedness in BC Communities 

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    The Healthy Communities Capacity Building fund (HCCBF) supports partnership development and innovative collaborative action between local BC governments, health authorities, and other community partners.

    For 2017/18, the HCCBF has a special focus on social connectedness. Socially connected communities support strong citizen engagement and increase the health and well-being of residents. Local governments can play a role in improving social connectedness and helping communities thrive by creating strong social environments and resilient neighbourhoods.

    Two streams of funding are available to local governments who are working in partnership with other sectors to improve social connectedness in communities or regions; Stream One: Cultivating Connections and Stream Two: Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities.

    Important Dates

    Stream 1: Cultivating Connections – Grants of up to $15,000 are available for up to six local governments working with other partners to understand and take action to improve social connectedness in their community or region.

    Stream 2: Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities – Grants of up to $20,000 are available for up to four local governments and their partners to adapt and implement the Resilient Streets program, an approach to building social connections between immediate neighbours on residential streets and in residential buildings.

    The following organizations are eligible to apply:

    • Regional Districts
    • Municipalities
    • First Nations Bands
    • First Nations Tribal Councils
    • Métis Chartered Communities
     
  • 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 12:17 pm on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $1000 for BC Family Day events 

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    The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in partnership with the BCRPA, has made one-time first-come-first-served grants available up to a maximum amount of $1,000 to support Family Day events.  On-line application.  One grant per event location.  Deadline: Feb. 8, 2017, 4:30 pm PST.

    Eligibility criteria:

    Local Government or First Nations Band

    The event will be held during the Family Day long weekend – Feb 10, 11, 12, or 13

    The event is admission-free and family oriented

    Branded as a “Family Day” event

    You will be notified within 3 business days of the status of your application.

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Home Depot Canada: Putting an end to youth homelessness 

    Orange DoorThe Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to putting an end to youth homelessness in Canada. They are taking action to bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada through The Orange Door Project.  Through The Orange Door Project, Home Depot is now accepting grant applications from registered Canadian charities for two grant programs that support the work of charitable organizations dedicated to helping put an end to youth homeless in Canada.  Please feel free to apply to both.

    The Orange Door Project Grants aims to provide funding for repair and refurbishment projects to charities who support homeless youth.  Grants up to $50,000.  LOI due: Friday November 11, 2016. 

    The Orange Door Awards aims to recognize youth-serving organizations that effectively seek and incorporate feedback from youth in their work.  The aim is to hear about how youth serving organizations gain the input of youth and their lived experience, and also to identify how the funding could benefit the organization in implementing the feedback of youth. Grant is $25,000.  Deadline to apply: Friday November 11, 2016.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:07 am on June 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: FPCC Language Nest Program 

    FPCC language immersion funding

    The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is pleased to announce that the Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year. B.C. First Nations communities and organizations are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 to support language immersion programming for children under 5 years old.

    Training on Language Nest strategies and good practices will be provided to up to three team members from each successful project. The training workshop will be held on September 9-10, 2016 in Richmond, B.C.

    All applicants are required to submit an updated Language Needs Assessment (current to within the last 8 months).

    Deadline for applications: June 29, 2016 at 4:00pm

     
  • 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 10:35 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Big funding opportunities coming up! 

    fundingWelcome to 2016, Funds Fans!  This post has a few dynamite opportunities so please share with your networks 🙂

    January 30th, 2016. Up to $7,500.  BC Arts Council provides funding for community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia.  Apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.  Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

    January 31st, 2016.  Up $5,000 (estimate).  The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is looking to fund innovative projects that fulfill our Vision: that animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Their mission is to improve the lives of animals by effecting a change in the Canadian mindset and culture to place a priority on respect for the needs (physical, psychological, and behavioural) of all animals kept by people for research, education, agriculture, and companionship, and to reduce harms to wildlife caused by human activity.

    February 8th, 2016.  Maximum grant: $25,000.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

    1. Prevention: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (11 to 19)
    2. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
    3. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
    4. Collaborative Projects: Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to provide training, to share resources, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    February 15th, 2016.  Up to $4,000.  TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    February 19th, 2016.  Up to $10,000. GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disability to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.  “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    February 26th, 2016.  Wage subsidies.  Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  The Canada Summer Jobs program

    • provides work experiences for students;
    • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
    • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    February 29th, 2016.  Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three.  This is a call for expressions of interest from local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.  Two funding streams are available: Seed Stream and Grow Stream.

    In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

    • healthy eating and food security
    • tobacco reduction
    • physical activity
    • healthy early childhood development
    • positive mental health and well-being
    • culture of moderation for alcohol use
    • injury prevention
    • planning for a healthy built environment

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  • findfundsblogger 9:47 am on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • findfundsblogger 12:59 pm on June 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $15,000 to $25,000+ for multicultural projects 

    NOW OPEN: Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) Events and Projects Call for Proposals.  Funding from CIC will be available for up to 3 years, for projects beginning on or after April 1, 2016.  Deadline: August 10th, 2015 .

    Two funding streams are available:

    Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).  Grants up to $25,000+.  This funding stream provides support for long-term, multi-year community development and engagement projects, with the aim of fostering an integrated, socially-cohesive society.

    Inter-Action Events: Funding will be in the form of a grant of up to 50% of the total cash expenses of the event, but will not  exceed $15,000.  The primary intention is to create concrete opportunities for interaction among cultural and faith communities. Events should be intended for and open to all Canadians.

    The Inter-Action Events stream provides funding to community-based events that foster one or more of the following:

    • Intercultural/interfaith understanding
    • Civic memory and pride
    • Respect for core democratic values

    The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

    • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals
    • Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000
    • Canadian Aboriginal organizations

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