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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.

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  • 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 7:13 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Attn: B.C. Researchers, Grads and Innovative Industries 

    Climate Change GHG reductionOpen Call for Expressions of Interest: Shovel-Ready Projects

    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.  Submission due: July 2, 2015 at 16:30 MT

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  • findfundsblogger 11:08 am on January 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Dental health research funding 

    happy teethHey Funds Fans!  Here’s a nice little fund for students in dental hygiene research programs across Canada.

    The Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) supports dental hygiene research and education in Canada. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be affiliated with organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them.

    The ‘Lead Principal Applicant’ must be a registered Canadian Dental Hygienist and member of the CDHA except in the case where she/he is conducting the research as a graduate student and will be the ‘Principal Applicant’ and her/his research advisor/supervisor will be the ‘Lead Principal Applicant’.  Proposals must pertain to dental hygiene related research. Two grants valued at $6,000 to $10,000 available.  Deadline: January 30th, 2015.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 10:36 am on January 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $5,000+ for animal rights projects 

    Animal welfare funding in CanadaHi again, Funds Fans!  I’ve been keeping an eye on this one and here it is ready to go 🙂

    The vision of the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is that all animals be well cared for and treated with respect.  For 2015, the AWFC has approx. $35,000 in funds to distribute across Canada.  To facilitate the grantee selection process, applicants are invited to submit a letter of intent (using the form provided) to awfc.info@gmail.com by January 31st, 2015.

    The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada aims to achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through innovative educational and research initiatives.  AWFC fosters an enlightened ethic of animal care.  They receive donations and direct funds toward activities of national significance and to other important activities that are not likely to receive support from local or provincial sources. Such activities include humane education and research, the investigation and reporting of issues, and other promising initiatives.

    All applicants will be notified by the end of February; a short list will be invited to submit a full proposal by the end of March. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of April.

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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 11:51 pm on May 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $100,000 to assist refugees and displaced people 

    Refugee  project fundsHello Funds Fans 🙂 Here’s something new!

    The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World.  The new annual $100,000 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.
    Deadline: Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

    Also, for those of you involved in health research within Canada, don’t forget to bookmark ResearchNet for scads of funding opportunities.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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  • findfundsblogger 9:11 am on May 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Attn: Health and Social Development practitioners – $50,000 for intervention strategies 

    Intervention funding

    Hi Funds Fans!  If you work with children, please share this post far and wide.

    Data for Life Prize invites applicants to submit a successful but under-recognized life-saving intervention for children under five that deserves more rigorous study. Two winners will receive $50,000 each to fund meticulous, independent, year-long field studies of their chosen intervention.  Deadline: June 18th, 2014.

    Who can apply?
    Anyone – any organization or person can apply. The Prize is open to anyone who is in a position to save children’s lives but lacks the means to quantitatively assess the impact of their work. Practitioners fighting to reduce child mortality as well as researchers in this area are encouraged to apply for the Data for Life Prize.

    The goal of the Data For Life Prize is to save as many children’s lives as possible by identifying and strengthening under-recognized life-saving interventions that are highly impactful, scalable, and cost-effective, but currently lack scientific evidence of their impact. Accordingly, the winning applicants will propose studies that will yield previously unavailable proof demonstrating the efficacy of programs that deserve much greater support. By securing this proof, these programs will be empowered to save more lives.

    The Data For Life prize funds are intended to secure valuable pieces of scientific evidence that will save children’s lives. Prize funds may be spent on a combination of collecting field data where a life-saving intervention is deployed, the deployment of the intervention itself, or the capacity and personnel needed to deploy the intervention. The goal is to obtain the best evidence possible with the funds available.

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    Don’t forget to check the May Deadline Alert for more great opportunities!

     
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