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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 11:24 am on February 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Western Diversification Proposals due Feb. 19th 

    Deadline Alert!HOLD THE PHONE, Funds Fans!!  How I missed this one in the February list is beyond me…

    The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is one of the programs through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.

    The WDP Call for Proposals (CFP) process is now open. Deadline: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. pacific time/2:00 p.m. mountain time/3:00 p.m. central time.  Grants range from $50,000+ (estimate)

    Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations such as:

    • Industry associations, economic development organizations, cultural organizations, and societies;
    • Post-secondary institutions;
    • Co-operatives;
    • Hospitals and regional health care centers;
    • First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal-led not-for-profit associations and organizations;
    • Municipal Governments and organizations created by them;
    • Federal Crown Corporations (Treasury Board Secretariat will be consulted prior to any funding decisions for Federal Crown Corporations); and,
    • Provincial Government Departments, agencies and Crown Corporations (although eligible within the WDP Terms and Conditions, WD would require an Order in Council to contract with these organizations. As such, any projects would be considered on an exceptional basis).

    Applications received under the WDP-CFP process must directly support one (or more) of the following WD Strategic Priorities:

    • Innovation
    • Skills Development and Training
    • Trade and Investment
    • Building Capacity for Defence Procurement Opportunities; and,
    • Economic Growth Acceleration Opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

    Get the word out and share with your networks!

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:52 am on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: NDIT Grant Writing Support program 

    NDIT logoHey Funds Fans!  It’s been a cornucopia of funds lately 🙂  Check this out if you are located in central or northern B.C. and need a grant writer.

    The Northern Development Initiative Trust Grant Writing Support program provides up to $8,000 in rebate funding each year to support the employment of a locally based grant writer. The funding is provided to local governments and First Nations bands in the Trust’s service region in central and northern B.C.  Deadline: January 31st, 2015.

    Eligible grant writers must prepare funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs, and must be under the direct supervision of a local or band government employee or designate.

    Eligible organizations:

    • Municipalities
    • Regional districts
    • First Nations

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the Deadline Alerts for January for other great funds!

     
  • 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 9:14 am on April 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Get Youth Working! funding 

    Employer subsidiesHi Funds Fans!  Long time, no see.  Between semester end projects, essays and tax time, it’s been a bit hectic around here.  However, things should be up and running normally again soon 🙂

    The Get Youth Working! Program is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The Program offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth. Training activities must be pre-approved and completed within the term of the funding agreement.

    The Hiring Incentive application is easy! Conduct your own recruiting. At any time during your recruiting process complete and submit an online application. The approval process is quick and easy and if you and your proposed new hire meet the program criteria, you are eligible for the funding.

    No complicated paperwork! Once approved, the $2,800 hiring incentive is disbursed to you in equal monthly payments throughout the hiring incentive period.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:34 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations 

    Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations

    Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s one to share far and wide with your B.C. aboriginal networks 🙂

    A new funding opportunity is available for Aboriginal youth in B.C. who wish to pursue a career in the arts through the Creative Youth Initiatives Program, which is being funded by the B.C. Government.  The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will implement the pilot program, called “Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts” through a partnership with the BC Arts Council, which will provide $200,000 to FPCC for the new program.  Grants of up to $15,000 available.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014

    Grants will support projects in any artistic discipline (visual, music, performing, dance, media, literary). These projects will:

    • engage youth in the arts through interactions with artists visiting through short-term residencies (1-4 weeks) in remote and reserve communities
    • engage youth in the arts through workshop series with local artists working in any discipline (artist’s fees, materials, facilities)
    • during youth workshops or collaborations, visiting artists work with local artists to build their capacity to engage with youth through the arts

    In addition, the following First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Deadline for these applications is April 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm.:
    B.C. Language Initiative
    FirstVoices
    Mentor-Apprentice Program
    Language Nest Program
    Language Revitalization Planning Program

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  Check the March Deadline Alert for lots more funds too!

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  • findfundsblogger 9:27 am on February 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Communities At Risk funding 

    Public-Safety-Canada

    The Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness has recently announced the next call for proposals for the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).  This program is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.

    Funding is available to eligible not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime. The funds are to help with the costs of security infrastructure improvements for places of worship, provincially recognized educational institutions, and community centers in communities at risk of hate-motivated crime.  Applicants not eligible for funding include Crown Corporations, public institutions, for-profit organizations and individuals.

    Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project.  Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions amounting to at least 50% of the total project costs. These contributions must be from non-governmental sources and must be confirmed at the time the application is submitted.

    Examples of eligible costs include:

    • Security assessments.
    • Minor construction costs related to the project, including fees for contractors, labour and equipment rental required to install security infrastructure.
    • Security equipment and hardware costs, including alarm systems, fences, gates, lighting, security film for windows, closed circuit television systems, exterior cameras, relocation of existing exterior cameras, anti-graffiti sealant, motion detectors, signage and landscaping.

    In 2014, applications will be accepted on an on-going basis, there is no deadline date for submissions. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the anticipated start date of their project.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:33 pm on January 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Vancouver Foundation offering several granting streams 

    Deadline Alert!Howdy, Funds Fans.  Big news today!!  The Vancouver Foundation’s purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. To do this they take a broad view of philanthropy and recognize that raising funds to tackle an issue is only part of any solution. They also engage citizens, organizations and governments, and invite them to work together and contribute their time, ideas, expertise and energy to an issue. They believe this is the most meaningful and effective way to make lasting improvements.

    LOI’s are being accepted until January 24th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. for the following funding streams (funding varies $5,000 to $25,000+) :

    • Arts and Culture:  To support and encourage the growth and sustained presence of excellence in arts and cultural activities among diverse cultural communities throughout British Columbia.
    • Children, Youth and Families:  To invest in strategies that offer strong potential to advance innovations in programs and initiatives that increase the health, well-being and resilience of children, youth and families in British Columbia.
    • Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund:  Provides grants to registered charities in British Columbia operating summer camps and out-of-school time programs that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges.
    • Disability Supports for Employment Fund:  Available to assist eligible organizations throughout BC who are working to increase employment opportunities and the overall rate of employment for persons with disabilities in their communities.
    • Environment:  To support the health and resilience of British Columbia’s environment in a changing world.
    • Health and Medical Education/Research:  The focus is on Community-Based Health Research, supporting research initiatives that ensure British Columbians are involved in advancing the health equity of their own communities, and allow researchers and community organizations to undertake relevant research collaboratively.
    • Health and Social Development:  Supports projects that enhance the capacity of adults, families and communities to create healthy, caring, safe and supportive environments for all.

    Education:  Education grants enhance the quality of, and access to, education and lifelong learning opportunities for all British Columbians.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

    Generation Green Grants:  To support youth’s ideas for green neighbourhoods.  Letter of Intent deadline:  February 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:16 pm on January 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    NOW OPEN: The Aboriginal Languages Initiative 

    HaAboriginal language fundingppy New Year, Funds Fans 🙂  Some good news for Aboriginal language practitioners and teachers from all over Canada. NOW OPEN:  The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) supports the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.  Grants range from $25,000 to $35,000.  Deadline: February 6th, 2014. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2014 and must be finished by March 31, 2015.  Expected results of the ALI program include:

    • Aboriginal people have access to community-based projects and activities that support the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages and cultures;
    • Aboriginal communities are assisted in their efforts to enhance languages and cultures; and
    • Aboriginal languages and cultures are preserved and enhanced as living cultures.

    The Department of Canadian Heritage recognizes that initiatives that aim to preserve and revitalize Aboriginal languages must be flexible and responsive to the broad range of community needs, goals, and priorities, and that a concreted effort will be required to achieve the objective stated above. Eligible Recipients include: 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.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks and don’t forget to check out all the other funds available this month.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:23 am on September 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for housing solutions! 

    Funding for housing solutions

    Hello Funds Fans!  Welcome to a new week and new opportunities to make a difference in your community.  Don’t forget to check out the October 2013 Deadline Alert for a long list of available funding this month.

    Today, another new funder has been located.  The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the winners for projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

    Housing projects & approaches are sought that:

    • demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
    • can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate; are already being implemented or are completed (ie not at design, planning or early stages of development)
    • view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

    Eligibility:

    • Any individual, organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
    • More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
    • Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
    • Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.

    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

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