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  • findfundsblogger 9:08 am on November 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grants 

    Those working to stop violence against women, helping Indigenous people heal from trauma, steering youth away from gang involvement, and doing other projects that benefit people and communities are invited to apply for civil forfeiture grants available from BC’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.  Deadline: December 15, 2017.  Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000. Please review the application guide for additional details prior to applying.

    Funding streams and maximum grant allotments:

    ·        Crime Reduction and Community Safety – $75,000

    ·        Indigenous Healing and Rebuilding – $30,000

    ·        Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Building Program Capacity – $10,000

    ·        Addressing Violence Against Women: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – $30,000

    ·        Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade – $25,000

    ·        Child and Youth Advocacy Centres – $40,000

    ·        Enhancing Domestic Violence Units – $70,000

     Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications by March 31, 2018.

     

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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 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 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 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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  • 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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