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  • findfundsblogger 1:41 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Conservation funding for B.C. 

    HCTF logoHi again, Funds Fans!  What’s up with all the posts today, right?  I am doing a bit of spring cleaning in my funding database and finding gems all over the place.  Enjoy!  Share!  Apply!

    The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation that invests in projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources.  HCTF is a proposal-driven organization and they invite grant applications from anyone who has a good idea that benefits fish, wildlife and habitat in British Columbia.

    March 31st, 2015: Applications Close for Acquisition Grants.  HCTF accepts proposals for projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and populations.

    May 15th, 2015: Deadline for submitting PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    September 30th, 2015: Applications Close for Go Grants (Second Call)  GO Grants provides grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about BC’s environment.

    November 2nd, 2015: Applications Close for HCTF Enhancement and Restoration Grants.  These grants are provided to projects that:

    • focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats;
    • have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
    • best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors, and maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

  • findfundsblogger 9:51 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: December 31st to January 31st 

    Deadline Alert!Hey Funds Fans!  I’ll bet you thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth 🙂  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year will bring many good things to you and yours.  Here’s a little something-something to start things off on a positive note:

    December 31st, 2014. Grants from $5,000+.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation.  Up to $87,500 will be distributed among successful applicants in 2015. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches.

    January 16th, 2015.  Maximum grant $50,000 USD.  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for 2015 grant funding.  The Endowment’s programs are devoted to encouraging democratic political development. It generally does not fund projects aimed primarily at promoting economic and social development. Applications are encouraged from local, independent organizations for non-partisan programs seeking to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Support freedom of information and independent media, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Promote accountability and transparency, Strengthen civil society organizations, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Promote civic education, Support democratic conflict resolution, Promote freedom of association, Strengthen a broad-based market economy

    January 30th, 2015. Maximum grant $150,000/project.  Justice Canada: Measures to Address Prostitution Initiative .  Prostitution is a form of sexual exploitation that disproportionately and negatively impacts women and children and other marginalized groups. It is an extremely dangerous activity that poses a risk of violence and psychological harm to those subjected to it, regardless of the venue in which it takes place. The emotional and physical health consequences for those involved in prostitution are significant and, in turn, make leaving prostitution difficult.  Research shows that many individuals involved in prostitution have histories of victimization, and that they continue to experience victimization while selling sexual services.

    Funding recipients will include organizations that have strong partnerships and networks within their communities, have experience working with persons involved in prostitution, including conducting outreach activities, and have experience supporting and managing complex program implementation and evaluation. Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit community or professional organizations; provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and local governments/agencies; Aboriginal governments; and police services, universities and educational institutions/boards of education.

    January 31st, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000.  The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund is calling for proposals from people who are working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, falconry-related topics or other bird species program. Proposals should describe the basic biological question(s) being examined or other project being proposed. Awards are for one year and range up to $5,000.  Grants are open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. 

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  • findfundsblogger 9:05 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Wildlife and habitat conservation funding 

    Wildlife & habitat conservation fundingHello again Funds Fans!  Another day, another few thousand dollars 🙂

    Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF) supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.  Grants from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate).  Deadline: June 1st, 2014

    Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority. Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.

    Applicants must be associated with an organization (e.g. NGO, university, etc.) through which s/he can receive funding. Funding checks are provided to organizations, not individuals. There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.

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  • findfundsblogger 4:20 pm on January 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for agriculture environment issues 

    Agriculture Environment Initiative B.CGood day, Funds Fans!  Some special news for farm-related organizations today 🙂

    The Agriculture Environment Initiative addresses agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation; provides funding assistance for projects aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and/or biodiversity.  Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way.

    The objectives are to address:

    • Emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife.
    • Continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term.

    Eligible applicants are generally farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community.  Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply.

    A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program.  Deadline: February 7th, 2014

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  • findfundsblogger 9:08 am on November 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund 

    Legal FundingGood day to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s a new fund I’ve just come across 🙂  Please share with your networks.

    West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law.  Since 1974 their staff lawyers have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.  Their Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund provides financial support to people who would not otherwise be able to afford to engage the law to resolve their environmental disputes.

    The Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund provides support for legal work and associated costs only.  While they do not set specific limits on the amount of EDRF funding awarded, the average size of an EDRF Grant is $5,000Deadlines:  December 9th, 2013; January 13th, 2014; February 11th, 2014; March 10th, 2014; April 7th, 2014

    Funding covers legal expenses such as:

    • Lawyer’s fees to a maximum of $80 per hour.
    • Expert fees, as required by the lawyer, at a rate to be negotiated on a case by case basis.
    • Reasonable Disbursements.
    • All Applicable Taxes.

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    • DuvessSimone 1:54 am on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      This is excellent!
      In my state here in Australia, the latest government recently rid us of this right. We do stil have an environmental defenders office, but they get bugger all fudning . . 😐

  • findfundsblogger 10:34 am on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Arts and Environment funding plus a scholarship for Food Safety 


    Welcome to Friday, Funds Fans!  Here’s a bit of weekend reading.  Don’t forget to check the Deadline Alert because October has LOTS of other funding opportunities and it’s not too late to get your proposal in.

    EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.  Maximum Grant $100,000 per project. Deadline:  November 1st, 2013.

    British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC.  Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  Deadline:  November 30th, 2013.

    Canada Council for the Arts has numerous funding streams.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Deadlines coming up on November 1st include:

    • Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
    • Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Media Arts Organizations
    • Initiatives, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
    • Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
    • Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts

    Also, November 15th is an important deadline for the following Canada Council grants:

    • Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
    • Elder and Youth Legacy Program
    • Music: Travel Grants
    • Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-year and Annual Grants
    • Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
    • Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations

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


  • findfundsblogger 9:15 am on September 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Habitat Conservation funding from WHC 

    Habitat funding

    A good Monday to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s a little something-something for habitat enthusiasts.

    Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada has provided over $60 million in grants to more than 1,500 habitat conservation projects across Canada.  The funds invested by Wildlife Habitat Canada to support grants come from the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. The stamp is purchased primarily by waterfowl hunters to validate their Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits, and is also sold to print purchasers, stamp collectors, and individuals interested in contributing to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat in Canada. With the support of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada, a portion of the revenues associated with the sale of the stamp is allocated to fund wildlife habitat conservation projects across Canada.

    In recognition of the fact that the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp by waterfowl hunters is the primary source of funding for the grant program, within the available budget, Wildlife Habitat Canada will primarily support:

    • Projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP)
    • Regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund projects

    Only Canadian recipients are eligible recipients and include: not-for-profit organizations; aboriginal organizations, associations and wildlife management boards; research, academic and educational institutions; for profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations; local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; and, provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.

    Grant Funding Applications are due on November 1 each year.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on August 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for environmental sustainability in Atlantic Canada 

    Environmental FundsHey Funds Fans!  I usually concentrate on funding for B.C. but some of my viewers are from out East and I wanted to share this with them.  Have a great Monday!

    Small Change Fund has funding available to help grassroots initiatives of Atlantic Canada working on environmental sustainability projects.

    Small Change Fund (SCF) is looking for 6 grassroots sustainability projects based in Atlantic Canada, which focus on the connection between people, land and water. The chosen projects will be awarded up to $2,500 for their project, and will be featured on our crowd-funding platform to enable their projects to raise up to $5,000 each.

    SCF will be working with the selected projects on a six-week online campaign. The campaign will support groups in communicating their projects to the online public to generate online traffic and encourage donations to their projects.

    In order to be eligible, and be presented to our advisors for consideration, projects must adhere to the following:

    1. Support Small Change Fund’s guiding principles. Projects will be evaluated according to the ‘guiding principles’ document found on their application page.

    2. Funding requests cannot exceed $5,000.

    3. Only projects taking place in Atlantic Canada (Newfoundland/Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick) will be considered for the campaign.

    4. Applicants must either be a Registered Charity or considered a Qualified Donee, as per Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities division. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the Charities Directorate.

    5. Organizations must provide information on how they will cooperate with Small Change Fund, as per their application form.

    Applications will be accepted through the online application portal only. The deadline for applications is September 9th, 2013 at 12pm (noon) AST.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on August 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Whitley Awards for wildlife and nature conservation 

    Also on Twitter @WhitleyAwards

    Also on Twitter @WhitleyAwards

    Good day Funds Fans!  More good funding news on the environmental front today 🙂  The Whitley Awards are for wildlife and nature conservation focused projects.  Whitley Awards recognise the leadership qualities of individuals working with effective teams with strong nature conservation experience. We look for people who are excellent ambassadors for the work that they do.  It is not a requirement of the team leader to hold professional scientific qualifications. However, projects that aim to address issues on a biological level will need to demonstrate that activities will be informed based on scientific data. The inclusion of appropriate scientists or expertise on the team will also be expected if this is relevant to the project.

    Application to the Whitley Awards is open and applicants do not need to be nominated.  Whitley Awards are worth £35,000 GBP in conservation funding to be spent on projects over a period of one year.  Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2014.  The deadline for applications is Thursday October 31st 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:31 pm on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    MEC deadline is coming up! 

    MEC Grants!Hey Funds Fans, mark your calendars for September 10th as Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) has some excellent opportunities with deadlines on this date.  These include:

    Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations.  Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.

    Advocacy and Awareness Grants: To support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors.  Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.

    Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.

    Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources.  Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

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

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