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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 11:17 am on February 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: FPCC Language Grants 

    FPCC language immersion fundingHi Funds Fans!  This post seems to be font-challenged but whatev’s, right?  That’s just WordPress keeping things lively for me, I guess.

    At any font, here is a worthy selection of funding opportunities for language and culture revitalization within and between B.C.’s Aboriginal communities.  Check it out 🙂

    The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council monitors the status of B.C. Aboriginal languages, cultures, and arts, and facilitates and develops strategies which help Aboriginal communities recover and sustain their heritage. The First Peoples’ Council is committed to establishing itself as the key source of current and accurate information on the state of Aboriginal languages in British Columbia and to continuing to provide program coordination and funding for Aboriginal language and cultural preservation and enhancement.

    The Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016. Deadline: March 18, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age. Deadline: May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The Language Revitalization Planning Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Revitalization Planning Program supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans. Deadline: June 10, 2015 at 4:00pm

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 6:04 pm on January 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    More violence prevention funds! 

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    NOW OPEN: Canadian Women’s Foundation: 2015 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Approximately 40 grants up to a maximum of $25,000 each will be selected under four main themes.  If your organization and work fits the selection criteria, you may apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 to assist with access costs.  Deadline: February 2nd, 2015.

    Please note that if you have already received funding for the same project for THREE years, you may NOT reapply for the same project. If in doubt, please contact them to verify.  

    1. Prevention Work Involving Teens and/or Girls: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (girls and boys age 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 share resources, to build capacity, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

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  • 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 10:55 am on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $5,000 to $25,000 in capital project funding 

    capital project funding B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  This one almost slipped under my radar…  Big bucks for small communities 🙂

    FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts.  Deadline: June 12th, 2014.

    Successful projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    Who’s eligible:

    • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
    • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

    Your project must

    • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
    • recognize FCC’s contribution
    • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
    • must be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

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  • findfundsblogger 9:49 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $25,000 for Senior’s focussed projects 

    Funding for Seniors ProjectsHappy Saturday, Funds Fans!  If you missed the June Deadline Alert posted yesterday, check it out!

    For those of you working with seniors in your community, this post is for you!

    The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible organizations will receive up to $25,000.  Deadline: July 4th, 2014.

    Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

    • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
    • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
    • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
    • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
    • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:51 pm on May 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $100,000 to assist refugees and displaced people 

    Refugee  project fundsHello Funds Fans 🙂 Here’s something new!

    The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World.  The new annual $100,000 Prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.
    Deadline: Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

    Also, for those of you involved in health research within Canada, don’t forget to bookmark ResearchNet for scads of funding opportunities.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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  • findfundsblogger 5:21 pm on May 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    BC Arts Council deadlines approaching! 

    BC Arts Council fundingHi Funds Fans!  Here’s a Sunday treat – arts funding 🙂

    June 2nd, 2014: Media Artists – Individual Arts Awards. This program assists independent media artists with the creation of specific projects. Media arts are defined as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Awards are available to support the creation of new works. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more artists who share creative control of a project.

    June 16th, 2014: Special Project Assistance – Early Career Development. The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support early career practitioners to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency, and mentorship opportunities. The program is intended to support the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector and to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners.

    July 2nd, 2014: The Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2014: Special Project Assistance – Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 15th, 2014: Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:16 am on May 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds! Funds! Funds! 

    Funding for B.C.Hey, Funds Fans!  This is my 400th blog post!!  Wow, and to boot it’s a three for three day today 🙂  Funding for First Nations arts programs and childcare facilities as well as funding to assist B.C.’s disabled persons live full and fulfilling lives.

    BC Rehab is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.  Deadline: May 23rd, 2014.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

    The Canada Council for the Arts, Elder and Youth Legacy Program provides funding to Aboriginal arts organizations that help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.  The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.  Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.  Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.  Maximum Grant: $20,000.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

    Major capital funding is available from the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – 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; the 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.  Deadline to apply: June 30th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:06 am on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Intercultural Innovation Award 

    intercultural innovation awardThe Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.  Grants will be awarded as follows:

    1st USD 40,000, 2nd USD 20,000, 3rd USD 15,000, 4th USD 8,000, 5th USD 5,000, 6th–10th USD 2,500

    Not-for-profit organizations that are active in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track record of managing intercultural projects and willingness to expand their range of action, are eligible to apply including non-governmental organizations, charitable organizations, research and educational institutions, labor unions, indigenous groups, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundation and local or municipal branches of government.  Projects should be in the fields of:

    -migration and integration;

    -intercultural awareness;

    -education for intercultural citizenship;

    -and/or the role of specific groups (faith-based; women; youth; media)

    Deadline: April 30th, 2014.

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