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  • findfundsblogger 9:52 am on November 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Aboriginal Language Initiative grants 

    The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The ALI program supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages, and is delivered in B.C. by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC).  Deadline: December 15, 2017. 

    FPCC is accepting proposals to the ALI for up to $50,000. Grants should be between $25,000 – $50,000 maximum, per year. 

    *NEW* Multi-year funding is available for projects that span over two fiscal years:

    YEAR 1: July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
    YEAR 2: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

    Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).

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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.

     

     
  • 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.

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:10 pm on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    $1 Million for sustainable development energy projects 

    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is offering $1 Million grants for projects that:

    • Advance implementation in energy for sustainable development by recognizing and honoring outstanding institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy for sustainable development;
    • Encourage all relevant stakeholders, including experts and practitioners from energy and related fields, to achieve scientific and technological innovations and breakthroughs and establish effective leadership and best practices in implementing strategies, policies and actions aimed at advancing energy for sustainable development, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability; and
    • Focus not only on the recipient’s leadership and innovation but also willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities for replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

    Non-profit, For-profit and partnership applicants are welcome to apply!  For full application details and proposal guidelines, click hereDeadline: June 15, 2017.

     

     
  • 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 12:17 pm on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $1000 for BC Family Day events 

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    The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in partnership with the BCRPA, has made one-time first-come-first-served grants available up to a maximum amount of $1,000 to support Family Day events.  On-line application.  One grant per event location.  Deadline: Feb. 8, 2017, 4:30 pm PST.

    Eligibility criteria:

    Local Government or First Nations Band

    The event will be held during the Family Day long weekend – Feb 10, 11, 12, or 13

    The event is admission-free and family oriented

    Branded as a “Family Day” event

    You will be notified within 3 business days of the status of your application.

     
  • 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.

    Please share and re-tweet within your networks!

     
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