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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 7:25 am on March 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: InSpirit Foundation grants 

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    ChangeUp grants for young leaders.  Up to $10,000.  Apply by April 18, 2017.

    Youth from 18 to 34 can now apply for a ChangeUp grant to initiate solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The Inspirit Foundation is awarding these $10,000 one-time grants to projects implementing creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion.

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

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    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 10:23 am on March 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation for Children 

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    Funding from the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is now available. The annual grant application process is open, and the deadline to receive applications is April 5, 2017. Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to support initiatives that benefit children.  Up to $30,000/proposal available and three Signature Grants of $50,000 each are also available. These grants would support the overall work and mission of national organizations delivering programs or support for children and youth. These Signature Grants would be the largest grants awarded by the Canada Post Community Foundation. .

    Outside of its Signature Grants, the Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.

    Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

    • education programming to help children reach their full potential
    • programming supporting healthy children
    • building safe, kid-friendly communities
    • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
    • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
    • mental health programs for children and youth

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory). Capacity-building activities could include hiring and/or training staff or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program (such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities) or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.

    Full grant guidelines available here.

     

     
  • 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.

    Please share and re-tweet within your networks!

     
  • findfundsblogger 1:07 pm on June 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Funding for high-speed internet connectivity: rural and remote B.C. 

    The Northern Development Initiative Trust is administering the province-wide Connecting British Columbia Program which helps to pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural and remote locales of British Columbia.

    An individual locale will only be funded once and priority will be given to proposals with contributions, financial or monetized donations, that is secured or approved in principle. Strong preference is given to projects requiring 50% (or less) funding.

    Applicants must be legally registered entities. Examples include: Local or regional Internet service providers; Community high-speed Internet connectivity organizations; Aboriginal organizations; Local governments such as regional districts or municipalities; Economic development organizations; Registered societies and associations.

    This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early!

    Note: WordPress is acting up and I can’t insert a hot link.  To apply, click on the following link: http://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/business-development/connecting-british-columbia/

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

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    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 8:00 am on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $10,000 for infrastructure planning in BC communities 

    Up to $10,000 available from the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. Deadline: June 29, 2016.

    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.

    Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is a local government, defined as a municipality or a regional district. Local governments can submit applications on behalf of improvement districts, registered utilities or other small water systems and should include the letter of request from that organization.

     
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