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  • 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 9:00 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Status of Women Canada funding 

    end violenceGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s more good news for those of you fighting the good fight.

    Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.  Grants range up to $300,000+.  Deadline: April 17, 2015.

    Proposed projects can address a wide variety of issues related to violence against women and girls, but must include, and will be assessed on, the following points:

    • focus on improving or transforming the environment that perpetuates or contributes to violence against women and girls or that puts women and girls at risk of violence;
    • confirmed key decision-makers and community leaders to work towards ending violence against women and girls within the project; and
    • potential to create sustainable change beyond the life of the project.

    Eligible recipients include legally constituted organizations that are:

    • Not-for-profit, Canadian organizations, excluding labour unions, post-secondary educational institutions, and religious institutions;
    • For-profit Canadian organizations, if the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit;
    • Aboriginal governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies in rural and remote areas where there is a lack of capacity among non-profit and for-profit organizations; and
    • Territorial governments (local, regional, territorial) and their agencies in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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  • 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 6:04 pm on January 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    More violence prevention funds! 

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    NOW OPEN: Canadian Women’s Foundation: 2015 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Approximately 40 grants up to a maximum of $25,000 each will be selected under four main themes.  If your organization and work fits the selection criteria, you may apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 to assist with access costs.  Deadline: February 2nd, 2015.

    Please note that if you have already received funding for the same project for THREE years, you may NOT reapply for the same project. If in doubt, please contact them to verify.  

    1. Prevention Work Involving Teens and/or Girls: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (girls and boys age 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 share resources, to build capacity, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: $10,000 to $40,000 for violence prevention in B.C. 

    Deadline Alert!Funds Fans, this is an important fund for violence prevention in B.C.  The deadline is in four days!  Dust off those proposals and get them in there!!

    NOW OPEN: B.C. Ministry of Justice Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Applications for one-time grant funding are now available.  Deadline: January 14, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $40,000.

    School-based Prevention Programsup to $20,000 (per school) is now available to fund school-based prevention programs that address healthy and respectful relationships. Priority will be given to initiatives that raise awareness of the root causes and impacts of violence, as well as shifting attitudes and behaviours to prevent violence against women.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking of Vulnerable Girls and Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to prevent the sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking of vulnerable girls and women that are most at-risk.

    Innovative Partnerships for Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $30,000 (per project) is now available to fund innovative partnerships that improve the coordination of service delivery when responding to violence against women.

    Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to support initiatives/projects that use holistic approaches in Aboriginal communities to assist victims and/or communities in healing/rebuilding from the impacts of violence against women.

    Training and Education for Front-line Service Providers Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $10,000 (for community projects) and $40,000 (for provincial projects) is now available to support training and education for front line services providers that work with women who have been or are currently at risk of experiencing violence.

    Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice – up to $20,000 (per community project) and up to $40,000 (per provincial project) is now available to support projects that enhance services  to better meet the needs of victims involved in restorative justice approaches in BC.

    Community and/or Youth Crime Prevention – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to fund local crime prevention projects as well as projects that prevent youth involvement in crime across British Columbia.

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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 9:51 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: December 31st to January 31st 

    Deadline Alert!Hey Funds Fans!  I’ll bet you thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth 🙂  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year will bring many good things to you and yours.  Here’s a little something-something to start things off on a positive note:

    December 31st, 2014. Grants from $5,000+.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation.  Up to $87,500 will be distributed among successful applicants in 2015. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches.

    January 16th, 2015.  Maximum grant $50,000 USD.  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for 2015 grant funding.  The Endowment’s programs are devoted to encouraging democratic political development. It generally does not fund projects aimed primarily at promoting economic and social development. Applications are encouraged from local, independent organizations for non-partisan programs seeking to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Support freedom of information and independent media, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Promote accountability and transparency, Strengthen civil society organizations, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Promote civic education, Support democratic conflict resolution, Promote freedom of association, Strengthen a broad-based market economy

    January 30th, 2015. Maximum grant $150,000/project.  Justice Canada: Measures to Address Prostitution Initiative .  Prostitution is a form of sexual exploitation that disproportionately and negatively impacts women and children and other marginalized groups. It is an extremely dangerous activity that poses a risk of violence and psychological harm to those subjected to it, regardless of the venue in which it takes place. The emotional and physical health consequences for those involved in prostitution are significant and, in turn, make leaving prostitution difficult.  Research shows that many individuals involved in prostitution have histories of victimization, and that they continue to experience victimization while selling sexual services.

    Funding recipients will include organizations that have strong partnerships and networks within their communities, have experience working with persons involved in prostitution, including conducting outreach activities, and have experience supporting and managing complex program implementation and evaluation. Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit community or professional organizations; provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and local governments/agencies; Aboriginal governments; and police services, universities and educational institutions/boards of education.

    January 31st, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000.  The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund is calling for proposals from people who are working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, falconry-related topics or other bird species program. Proposals should describe the basic biological question(s) being examined or other project being proposed. Awards are for one year and range up to $5,000.  Grants are open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. 

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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 2:15 pm on June 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for peace :) 

    Funding for peace initiativesHey Funds Fans!  Some peace with a side of funding is on the menu today.

    Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peace-building organizations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peace-building jury. Each winning entry will receive:
    $4,000 funding for peace-building activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peace-builder conference or visit another peace-building organization
    • Promotion of their work online.
    In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.
    In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
    • be a registered organization or community association, established for at least 2 years
    • be undertaking peace-building work: your organization will be either a peace-building organization or have peace-building as a substantial element of your work.
    • have a maximum annual turn-over of $40,000 or less
    • be locally based: Your organization must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organization should be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
    Deadline: July 21st, 2014. However, they strongly recommend applying as early as possible to ensure the information is included correctly.

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