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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).

  • 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 11:17 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 9:20 am on November 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for B.C. Aboriginal communities and organizations :) 

    funding signHi Folks, here’s the news:

    The Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women (MACAW) is pleased to announce this call for grant applications for the Giving Voice Project. Funding is available for community groups and organizations who want to host or participate in community based events that would “Give Voice” to stopping violence against Aboriginal women and girls, as well as assist with community mobilization and implementation.   Grants are available in two funding streams.  Deadline, 2 PM, November 14th, 2014.

    • Funding Stream #1:  Giving Voice – up to $7,500 (projects up to one year in duration)
    • Funding Stream #2:  Community Mobilization and Implementation – up to $15,000 (projects up to two years in duration)

    The 2015-2016 Call for Proposals for the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council is now open. Funding levels vary between $25,000 and $35,000.  Deadline: December 5th, 2014.  The Aboriginal Languages Initiative supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    • B.C. First Nations Governments/Bands/Tribal Councils/Communities
    • 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.
    • Previous applicants can apply but they must have completed all satisfactory final reporting on previous funding projects from the FPHLCC or the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation.

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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
    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 12:01 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding, funding, funding… Journalism, Agriculture Safety, Children’s Art, Indigenous projects 

    It's a bountiful world :)Hey Funds Fans, long time, no see!  Other matters have kept me occupied lately but here I am with a backlog of funding opportunities.  Since Thanksgiving weekend is coming up in Canada, I wish you all a wonderful time of family, friends, and food.   We all have so much to be thankful for.  Amen!

    The Earth Journalism Network is launching its third round of small grants to invest in strategic opportunities for media development around the world. As in previous years, these grants aim first and foremost to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks, and thus in turn respond to the needs of the grant recipients’ local communities and environments.  Generally speaking, the Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise, they are open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events, so long as these projects involve collaboration between multiple journalists. While content production is an important aspect of any project, applications without some form of network- or capacity-building component will not be considered. As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.  Up to US$10,000 available.  Deadline: October 15th, 2013.

    The FCC AgSafety Fund helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and/or their workers across Canada either through direct training or a train the trainer model.  The grant is administered through a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to provide training to keep farmers, their families, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.  Individuals and/or groups proposing programs or projects with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing programs with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000Deadline: October 27th, 2013. 

    The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).  Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!  See other grants available in October 2013 here

  • findfundsblogger 8:52 am on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    As promised yesterday… 

    money mondaysHello Funds Fans!  Here’s your Monday money 🙂

    First Peoples Worldwide provides Keepers of the Earth grants to projects that empower Indigenous communities. This encompasses a wide range of projects, and they try not to place too many restrictions on what type of project they will fund.  Grants are awarded to projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Among these assets are land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy. Projects may be geared toward addressing issues such as food security, securing rights to ancestral lands, mitigating the effects of climate change, or preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge. They follow an Indigenous development model that values wholeness and balance, in which the diverse assets of the community must be developed in synchrony.  Maximum grant:  US$20,000. (Grant amounts for first-time applicants range from $500 to $5,000.)  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12 is now open! Maximum grant: US$100,000.  Deadline: November 12th, 2013.  Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.  For each round of Grand Challenges Explorations, applicants are asked to focus their proposals on specific topics where creative, unorthodox thinking is most urgently needed.  They are specifically interested in work targeting: reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health, nutrition, HIV, TB, polio, and vaccine delivery.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

  • findfundsblogger 9:18 am on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Aboriginal Language Immersion Funding 

    FPCC language immersion fundingGood day Funds Fans!  For those of you interested in the revitalization of Aboriginal languages in B.C., here’s a great opportunity.

    The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT) have come together in support of First Nations language and culture revitalization strategies through the Master-Apprentice Program.  Deadline: June 14th, 2013.

    Program Goals:

    • To facilitate the development of fluent speakers of B.C. First Nations languages through a Master-Apprentice program where fluent speakers are partnered with committed language learners in a one-on-one immersion environment in the home and on the land
    • To identify fluent speakers supportive of language transmission (masters)
    • To identify committed learners with demonstrated capacity and commitment to language revitalization (apprentices)
    • To create increased fluency in an apprentice who will then pass on his/her knowledge to other learners


    • B.C. First Nations language teams (one master and one apprentice per team)
    • Masters – must be fluent language speakers
    • Apprentices – committed language learners with a willingness to learn immersion techniques and take leadership in her/his own learning
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget and successfully report on project activities and expenditures

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  • findfundsblogger 2:09 pm on January 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Endangered Language Fund 

    Endangered Language FundHi Funds Fans – another great opportunity for language enthustiasts!

    The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2013 Request for Proposals.  Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.  In this round of granting, requests should be up to $2,000 and not more than $4,000Deadline: April 22nd, 2013.

    These grants are given in the area of language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions.

    There it is, folks!  Please share and re-tweet and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

    We’ve posted many funds so far this month – click here to see them all!

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