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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on May 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Big funds for communities! 

    canada150logoHi Funds Fans!¬† Great news ūüôā

    As of May 19th, 2015, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  This funding is intended to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.  Granting streams: 1) up to $250,000 and 2) up to $500,000.  Deadline: June 17th, 2015.

    Eligible applicants include:

    • A local or regional government established under provincial or territorial statute;
    • A public sector body that is wholly owned by an eligible applicants listed above;
    • A not-for-profit entity;
    • A provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, as defined by provincial or territorial statute (including school boards); and,
    • A First Nation government, including a Band or Tribal Council or its agent (including wholly-owned corporation) on the condition that the First Nation has indicated support for the project and for the legally-designated representative to seek funding through a formal Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation from Self-governing First Nations.

    In addition, eligible applicants must:

    • Directly own the infrastructure assets, facility or land which are being renovated or have a long-term lease in place (with permission from the owner to undertake renovations); and,
    • If you have a long-term lease in place please attach to your application proof that you have permission from the owner to undertake renovations.
    • Be Incorporated.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:16 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Major Capital funding for FN childcare facilities 

    fnecdcHey FN Funds Fans!¬† Big money for capital upgrades to childcare spaces!!¬† Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I just report it ūüôā

    Major Capital Funding for the Creation of New Licensed Child Care Spaces.  Deadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Major Capital funding is available to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non ‚Äď profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for:

    Building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; Assembly of a modular building and site development; Renovations to a building; and/or Buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.

    Baby Boom?  Boom baby!

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:50 pm on August 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Planning and development grants for affordable housing in B.C. 

    Development funds for affordable housing

    Hey Funds Fans!¬† It’s another double-post day!!¬† Did you know that CMHC provides funding to the¬†private, public and non-profit sectors to help develop affordable housing?

    CMHC Seed Funding provides the financial assistance to carry out the initial activities required to develop a proposal for a specified affordable housing project that will result in increasing the stock of affordable housing in Canada.  The maximum amount of Seed Funding is $20,000 per housing project.

    Up to $10,000 is available as a grant (no repayment required)

    Up to $10,000 may be available as an interest-free loan, which is repayable if the housing project proceeds.

    Projects can be:

    New construction

    Conversion from non residential use to residential affordable housing

    Renovation of existing units to prevent them from demolition or abandonment.

    Rents for the majority of units in a housing project must be within Levels 1 and 2 as identified on the Affordability Criteria/ Rent Levels by region.

    Seed Funding may be made available to any proponent planning to create a specific housing project that will be affordable. Expenses must be directly related to the achievement of any of the following activities:

    • Incorporation
    • Analysis of need and demand for the proposed project
    • Preliminary analysis of financial viability
    • Preliminary design of the housing project
    • Preparation of business plan

    CMHC also offers Proposal Development Funding (PDF), which are repayable interest-free loans to facilitate the development of affordable housing in Canada. PDF loans help with the up-front expenses incurred during the process of developing an affordable housing project proposal and enable housing proponents to carry out the activities required to bring their proposal to the point where they can apply for mortgage financing.  Up to $100,000 is available to develop an affordable housing project proposal.

    Expenses must be directly related to the achievement of any of the following activities:

    • Soil load-bearing tests
    • Environmental site assessments
    • Project drawings and specifications
    • Professional fees, cost estimates
    • Management plan
    • Option to purchase
    • Development permits
    • Contract documents and application fees

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  • findfundsblogger 8:51 am on May 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $25,000 for rural B.C. communities 

    AgriSpirit FundGood Monday morning, Funds Fans!¬† More sunshine today and more money for community projects ūüôā¬† Before I get to it though, I want to remind you that tomorrow is the deadline for BC Rehab’s next round of funding.

    In today’s funding news, if your organization is raising money for a capital project, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund.¬†¬† Online applications¬†will be accepted beginning on May 7th, 2013 at 8:00am EST and closing on June 18th at 11:59pm EST.

    The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    For your project to be considered for funding, your organization must be at least one of the following:  a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency; a registered non-profit organization; a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band); a non-profit organization that will partner with a municipal body who agrees to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in their name.

    There it is folks Рgo and get it!!  Stop in at the Poll before you go and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

    Need help with writing a proposal?  Contact a Professional Writer today!

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:05 am on January 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Arts Funding for BC communities and First Nations! 

    Arts Funding!Hello again, Funds Fans!¬† The funding well seems to be brimming thus far in 2013 and that’s a good thing.¬† Today, we have something new from¬†BC’s Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

    For 2012/13, the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development has developed two new funding programs to support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, First Nations band councils and friendship centres as they encourage participation in creative activity, improve the quality of life, create community identity and a sense of place, and contribute to local economies.

    The BC Creative Communities Program (BCCC) helps arts and cultural organizations get more British Columbians involved in creative activities in their communities, including festivals and special exhibitions.  Maximum grant available is up to $25,000.  Deadline: Friday, February 15th, 2013.  A limited number of one-time-only grants will enable non-profit community and professional arts organizations to work with professional artists to:

    • Implement new, targeted community engagement arts activities;
    • Produce milestone anniversary celebrations, such as historic community anniversaries; or
    • Undertake cultural mapping projects.

    The BC Creative Spaces Program (BCCS) helps address the unique challenges faced by arts and cultural organizations in improving the physical conditions for engaging British Columbians in creative activities.  Maximum grant: up to $25,000 for purchase of specialized equipment.  Up to $50,000 for the development of new spaces or improvement of existing facilities.  Deadline:  February 15th, 2013.  A limited number of one-time-only capital grants are available to assist non-profit community and professional arts organizations based throughout the province in:

    • The development of new spaces;
    • Improvements to existing facilities; or
    • The acquisition of specialized equipment.

    Note:  Applicants may apply to either the BC Creative Communities program or BC Creative Spaces program, but not both.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:15 am on March 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Still Mo' Money Out There! 

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    Albino Cow Moose - Fort St. James B.C.

    Hello from the Fort, Funds Fans! ¬†We made it and yes – we have wi-fi. ¬†We don’t have a snowbrush for the truck but that’s a minor detail easily remedied by using a regular household broom. ¬†Granted, it’s not as sophisticated as using a proper snowbrush but it works. ¬†I’ll thank you to know that due to careful foresight on other fronts, that being the fact that I have 200 lbs. worth of sandbags in the back, I was able to use my travel mug as a sand scoop this afternoon when I couldn’t quite get back up the hill from our resort. ¬†I’ve been advised to take the hill straight-on next time and to “gun it” in order to get enough momentum to reach the top without spinning out halfway. ¬†I’ll let you know how this tactic works out. ¬†There’s a corner at the top of the hill flanked by twelve foot snowbanks…

    The photo is from Wildlife Group,¬†taken in Fort St. James. ¬†However, since it’s not a travel blog, I’ll get straight to the point. ¬†For those of you just tuning in, what we do here is provide¬†timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other juicy tidbits on where and how to find money for your community, your¬†organization or for¬†your client. ¬†I also shamelessly promote the use of¬†Professional Writers¬†for any proposal writing and reporting¬†requirements for¬†reasons found in previous¬†posts. ¬†I do try to keep things¬†fun and funny around here but for the really funny stuff you should check out and LIKE my¬†FaceBook¬†page.¬†

    So, where’s the money?

    BMO Financial Group provides donations and sponsorships at both the community and national levels.  Specific projects or programs may be supported if they add value to the scope of services offered by an organization in the following areas:

    • Education
    • Hospitals, Health and Research
    • Civic and Community Services
    • Arts and Culture

    Donation requests are reviewed quarterly by BMO’s Corporate Donations Committee and donations are made to organizations designated as registered charities by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.  Multi-year funding is available.  It appears that Sponsorship requests are not quite as stringent in their eligibility and may be made at any time provided the proposal is complete as per BMO guidelines.

    Farm Credit Canada provides funding for rural community initiatives through their FCC Agri-Spirit Fund.  Donations from $5,000 to $25,000 are available to supplement other fundraising efforts.  Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.  Online applications will be open from May 7 to June 18, 2012.  Eligible applicants include: 

    • a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency
    • a registered non-profit organization
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 100,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)
    • a non-profit organization that will partner with a municipal body who agrees to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in their name

    Eligible projects will:

    • enhance the vitality of rural Canada
    • be completed between December 1,2012 and December 31, 2014
    • be accessible to all members of the community
    • be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)
    • be located in rural Canada
    • benefit a rural community with a population less than 100,000 people
    • recognize FCC‚Äôs contribution and allow FCC to put up a permanent sign

    Fundsblogger Note: ¬†I will send out a Deadline Alert closer to the date. ¬†For any keeners out there, it’s never too early to start planning.

    For those of you with a Thrifty Foods in your neighbourhood, Thrifty provides community support grants and community organization sponsorship grants.  Applications for over $500 are reviewed on a monthly basis, requests under $500 are reviewed bi-weekly.  Please submit applications at least six (6) weeks prior to the event or anticipated need.

    For those of you who have any sort of memories or experience related to Canadian Forestry, there is an opportunity for you to contribute to the World Forest History Series. ¬†“The volumes are intended to address… the “rise of state and scientific forestry and the evolution of environmental land management practices, with a special focus on colonial forestry and its legacy,” and to “feature a substantial section of primary sources related to the history of humans and forests.”¬†(emphasis added) ¬†Editors would appreciate hearing from anyone interested in contributing at their earliest convenience.

    Fundsblogger note: Please see my FB post “Help write the book on Forestry!” ¬†for contact details on this opportunity.

    That’s all from here, folks. ¬†Your comments and suggestions are always welcome ūüôā

     
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