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  • 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.

     
  • findfundsblogger 1:26 am on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    $5,000 to $75,000 from BC’s Buy Local Program 

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    NOW OPEN: BC Government’s Buy Local Program helps BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors enhance local marketing efforts to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifoods.  Deadline: July 8, 2016.

    Businesses and organizations representing BC’s agriculture, agrifood or seafood sectors can apply for $5,000 to $75,000 for eligible projects.

    Activities must be NEW activities to the applicant to be found eligible. Examples include:

    • Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
    • In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
    • Adding your buy local identifier to on-product labelling
    • Social media or web campaigns (e.g., Buy Local specific landing page)
    • Trade shows and events
    • Branding and public relations activities
     
  • findfundsblogger 12:43 am on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    $5,000 for female athletes 

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    The 2016 Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.

    Anyone from Canada’s female athletic community aged 13 and older can apply, or apply on behalf of their team, tournament, camp or program.

    The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016.

     

     
  • 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 8:34 am on April 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A big boost for B.C. small communities 

    The Rural Dividend funding program will help rural B.C. communities with populations under 25,000 diversify and strengthen their economies. Deadline May 31, 2016.   Funding of $25 million per year is available in four categories:

    • Community capacity building;
    • Workforce development;
    • Community and economic development; and
    • Business sector development.

    Local governments, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations are all eligible to apply. Single applicants can apply for up to $100,000 for community-driven projects and must contribute at least 20% of the total project cost. Partnerships involving more than one eligible applicant can apply for up to $500,000, and must contribute 40% of the total project cost. Applicant contributions can include in-kind contributions of up to 10%.   A project development funding stream will provide up to $10,000 to help communities with limited capacity build business cases and feasibility assessments to support the development of strong projects and future project applications.

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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 10:42 am on December 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for BC tourism industry! #finally 

    Deadline to apply: December 31, 2015.  Grants from $6,500 – $15,000Destination British Columbia Visitor Services Innovation Fund.  The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to enable the Visitor Services Network and their sponsor organizations to expand the delivery of visitor services by creating more contemporary and innovative approaches to serving guests’ information needs as they travel throughout BC.

    Goals:

    • Enhance or develop new visitor services initiatives.
    • Increase the impact, reach and accessibility of visitor services in communities to ensure remarkable experiences for visitors at every touch point.
    • Encourage communities to work together to create more visitor services touch points and to drive greater industry collaboration.
    • Distribute funds to support all regions of the province and create opportunities for small, large, rural and urban communities.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:27 pm on December 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Some great funds here! 

    Merry-Christmas-Text-PNG-10Hello dear Funds Fans!  As per usual, another late post… but a post nonetheless 🙂  At this time of the semester, it’s a miracle that I’m even dressed in something other than pyjamas and have my hair brushed at this time of day. #yayme

    Moving along, here are a few funds that are coming up which may be useful to you or those you work with:

    December 11th, 2015 (Yes. Today.  Come on, I know you have a draft ready that just needs a final touch up. Go for it!).  Grants from $2,500 – $5,000 (estimate)  The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.

    December 15th, 2015.  Grants from $5,000+ (estimate)  The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia supports real estate industry organizations’ research, education, and law reform initiatives that:

    • advance the professional competence of real estate practitioners;
    • better connect the public with the latest trends, laws and standards; and
    • support the sector’s efforts to build real estate and land use knowledge that contributes to resilient, healthy BC communities.

    December 17th, 2015. Up to $25,000 (estimate) Ministry of Justice grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Grant applications are available to support projects in the following areas:

    • Developing or Enhancing Domestic Violence Units
    • Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
    • Sexual Assault: Strengthening Responses on Post-Secondary Campuses
    • Sexual Assault: Enhancing/Developing Coordinated, Cross-Sector Responses
    • Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade,  Trafficked Women &  Women/Youth at Risk of Exploitation
    • Training and Education for Front-line Victim Service and Violence Against Women Service Providers
    • Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Capacity for Complex Cases
    • Youth Anti-Gang Initiatives & Crime Prevention

    December 31st, 2015.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches. The amount of funding available for the 2016 grant cycle is not yet available.

    That’s all for now, folks. Please share with your networks and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year ❤

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:40 am on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    NOW OPEN: Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds (B.C.) 

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    The BC Ministry of Justice has announced that applications for one-time grant funding are now available under the Civil Forfeiture program. In order to assist applicants in developing their CFO application(s),  there will be a webinar on “How to Apply for a CFO Grant” on Thursday, November 19th. If you are interested in attending the webinar please contact: crimeprevention@gov.bc.ca with the subject line “CFO Webinar”.

    Grant Applications are available to support projects in the following areas:

    • Developing or Enhancing Domestic Violence Units
    • Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
    • Sexual Assault: Strengthening Responses on Post-Secondary Campuses
    • Sexual Assault: Enhancing/Developing Coordinated, Cross-Sector Responses
    • Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade,  Trafficked Women &  Women/Youth at Risk of Exploitation
    • Training and Education for Front-line Victim Service and Violence Against Women Service Providers
    • Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Capacity for Complex Cases
    • Youth Anti-Gang Initiatives & Crime Prevention

    All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:00 pm on November 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    NOW OPEN: $50,000 from The Orange Door Project for youth 

    Orange DoorNovember 9th, 2015. Grants up to $50,000. The Home Depot Canada Foundation has made a three year, $10 million commitment to assist with renovation and repair projects and programs that provide youth with access to safe, stable housing and support services.  The Foundation is delivering on its pledge in part by providing funding through The Orange Door Project grant program.

    This program provides grants to Canadian registered charities that support homeless youth. Projects must include repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to an existing housing accommodation that benefits homeless youth and/or a facility in which supportive and/or life skills development programs are delivered to homeless youth.

    Eligible projects for funding include but are not limited to: window replacement, weatherizing, painting, enhancements to the outdoor landscape (i.e. trees, gardens, seating areas), lighting or fixture upgrade projects, insulation improvements, accessibility/safety upgrades, small kitchen or washroom renovations.

    This program involves a two-stage application process:

    1. Preliminary Application – provides a top-line overview of the project for which funding is required. Deadline: November 9, 2015. Applicants selected to submit a full application will be notified by e-mail on or before December 18, 2015. All other applications will automatically be considered for funding through The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Community Grants program.
    2. Full Application – provides a more detailed summary of the project for which funding is required. The deadline for organizations invited to submit a full application is February 1, 2016.  A review committee will evaluate invited applications and make recommendations to The Home Depot Canada Foundation Board of Directors for approval.

    Every attempt will be made to contact all applicants regarding their final application status on or before April 29, 2016.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it 🙂

    Find more funds for November here.

     
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