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  • 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 1:26 am on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    $5,000 to $75,000 from BC’s Buy Local Program 

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    NOW OPEN: BC Government’s Buy Local Program helps BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors enhance local marketing efforts to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifoods.  Deadline: July 8, 2016.

    Businesses and organizations representing BC’s agriculture, agrifood or seafood sectors can apply for $5,000 to $75,000 for eligible projects.

    Activities must be NEW activities to the applicant to be found eligible. Examples include:

    • Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
    • In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
    • Adding your buy local identifier to on-product labelling
    • Social media or web campaigns (e.g., Buy Local specific landing page)
    • Trade shows and events
    • Branding and public relations activities
     
  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on March 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC’s Buy Local Program 

    buy local bcHey Foodie Funds Fans!  Check this out 🙂

    Under the $2 million 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) in 2015 from the provincial government for projects that promote local foods that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed in BC. (BC processed food is any food, seafood or beverage product processed and packaged in BC with more than 85 per cent of the product’s main ingredients produced in BC. Where the main ingredients are not available in BC in sufficient quantities, the food must be processed and packaged entirely in BC.)  Up to $100,000.  Deadline: April 10th, 2015.

    Projects must meet the following objectives:

    • Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and
    • Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

    • Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
    • In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, sampling, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
    • On-product labelling
    • Social media or web campaigns (including new websites)
    • Trade shows and events
    • Branding and public relatons activities

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

    • Associations
    • Cooperatives
    • Marketing boards
    • Aboriginal groups
    • Non-profit organizations
    • For-profit organizations
    • Individual firms (including food processors)
    • All applicants must have a head office, or be registered, in BC.

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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 3:13 pm on May 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    RFP to supply fresh fruit and veggies to B.C. classrooms 

    Hi Funds Fans!  This just in!!

    The British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) is requesting proposals from BC growers and processors of fresh cut products to supply fresh fruits and vegetables for the 2014-15 BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP).

    Interested parties will be able to supply whole or fresh cut fruit or vegetable products to the Program. Products must be packed to order in new containers and ready to eat. We require that your farm, production or packing facility has an industry recognized food safety program in place that is third party audited by a recognized auditor. Proof of your third party audit is required to accompany your RFP submission.

    Proposals are due Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 ~ 4:00pm

    Interested suppliers are welcome to bid on any of the products noted below. We encourage all Suppliers to submit new ideas for consideration in the BCSFVNP that are not listed.

    Apples (Whole or Sliced) Mandarin Oranges
    Peppers, baby bells, mini Cucumbers (Baby, Cocktail, Mini)
    Blueberries Pears (Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou)
    Carrots (Baby Peeled) Plums
    Tomatoes (Grape, Strawberry, Cherry, Yellow, Other?) Snap Peas
    Peaches, Nectarines Grapes
    Kiwifruit Celery (Sliced)
     
  • findfundsblogger 1:44 pm on April 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunny with a chance of funding 

    Sunny with a chance of funding!Hello Funds Fans!  It’s sunny with a chance of funding.  I don’t know why the fonts are all over the map in this post but that’s okay, the information is the important part.  There’s a bit of something for everyone today 🙂

    The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.  “‘Humanitarian aid’ is aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies.”

    Their small grant facility is open all year round and offers grants of up to £20,000 for the recognition, invention & diffusion of a humanitarian innovation.  Calls for large grants proposals are made twice a year and offer grants from £75,000 to £150,000 for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation. The submissions for EOI’s will close on the May 6th, 2014

    BC Agrifoods Export Program provides funding for projects that 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. In-kind contributions can be included as part of the overall project budget, but are not eligible for matching funding. Deadline: May 8th, 2014

    ArtStarts has a long history of bringing professional artists into classrooms across BC through the Artists in the Classroom* (AIC) grant program. This funding program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in residence in their classroom and aims to connect an art form and another subject area to meet evolving objectives in both. Deadline: May 30th, 2014.

    The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C. as follows:

    • The project must be capital in nature and the application should not include requests for funds for the operations of the applicant;
    • The project must benefit a significant number of people;
    • The project must benefit people residing in the Chilliwack area;
    • Successful applicants should be reputable organizations with a history of stable governance;
    • The project must be feasible and practical in the view of the Committee;
    • Projects which benefit one or more of the four areas of focus for the Foundation, being the physical well-being of the community, education, culture and sports/recreation will be favoured.

    Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.  2014 Deadlines: May 12th, 2014 and November 12th, 2014.

    Getty Images believes that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. They also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.  In 2014, Getty will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.  Applicants must be presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

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

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  • findfundsblogger 8:22 pm on March 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    More March funds! 

    Health fundingHi Funds Fans, aside from the March Deadline Alert posted last week, please have a look at these too!

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals for its Native American Food Security grant project under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). The purpose of the Native American Food Security project is to support Native organizations working to eliminate food insecurity among tribal seniors and elders in rural and/or reservation-based Native American communities.

    Under this project, First Nations will award four to five grants, ranging from $20,000 to $25,000 each, to support projects working to eliminate food insecurity among tribal elders. Examples of projects may include, but are not limited to, community gardens, senior nutrition, food banks and/or food pantries, or other projects related to expanding Native community control of food systems. Moreover, projects can focus on increasing food access to tribal elders, food affordability, ensuring sufficient food quality and adequacy, and/or food appropriateness. Projects that also incorporate decreasing senior isolation and/or intergenerational learning will be given additional consideration.  Deadline: March 14th, 2014 at 5:00 PM MDT.

    The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. We support organisations to deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, which empower mothers and children across the globe. Every year, we continue to form new partnerships with community focused organisations; who strive to alleviate the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic..  The 2014 Call for Proposals is now open.  The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

    The PACF targets funding towards projects that deliver in one or more of these areas:

    • Pursuing community engagement, participation and leadership
    • Using patient focused and family-centred approaches
    • Achieving integration between HIV services, and between HIV and Sexual and reproductive health (S&RH) services
    • Generating demand for S&RH and PMTCT services
    • Using an evidence base and generating evidence
    • Supporting or delivering advocacy
    • Strengthening grassroots action and organisations

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  • findfundsblogger 9:22 am on February 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $75,000 for sustainable food systems 

    Sustainable food systemsHi Funds Fans!  I have previously highlighted the work of the J.W. McConnell Foundation and I’ve just learned that they have a new fund for promoting sustainable food systems at Canadian institutions.  Institutions covered under the fund include publicly funded hospitals, long-term care facilities, college and university cafeterias, municipalities, prisons and school boards. In all cases the annual food budget of the institution or buying group (this may include a school board or group of schools with common purchasing) must be over $100,000.  Applications may also come from a group of institutions working together.

    Fund Objectives: Increase the amount of healthy, local and sustainable food served in public institutions in Canada; Shift supply chains for public institutions in Canada to increase the production and supply of local and sustainable food; To support work in individual institutions to develop new practices and supplier relationships which ensure that more healthy, local and/or sustainable food is served.

    Project Funding: Maximum funding is $75 000, for projects lasting up to two years.

    Development Funding: Up to $5,000 for projects which do not have the required supply chain partnerships but wish to apply for support to develop partnerships and join the learning community.

    A second funding round for a new cohort may occur at a later date, contingent on success of the first one.  A 50% cash contribution, in addition to an in-kind contribution, by the applicant and/or project partners is desirable; a minimum 25% in-kind and 5% cash contribution is required. Presence of strong partnerships, including financial or in-kind contributions, will be considered an asset.

    Deadline: Friday, April 4th, 2014

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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 7:27 am on January 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Lawson Foundation Diabetes funding up to $200,000/project 

    Diabetes fundingHey Funds Fans!  I’ve been patiently waiting for this one to re-open and booyah, here it is.

    The Lawson Foundation  seeks to award $2,000,000 through a Canada-wide call for letters of intent. The objective of this funding is to strengthen the delivery of diabetes prevention, care and management programs and services through innovation, translational research, knowledge translation and quality improvement.  Ten projects will each receive a maximum grant of $200,000 payable over two years.  Deadline:  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm ET. 

    The Diabetes Program envisions a Canadian population with reduced rates of diabetes and diabetes-related complications.  Program goals are to:

    • To improve the health of people with or at risk of developing diabetes through research, care and improved/sustained self-management.
    • To slow the forecasted trends in the burden and impact of diabetes.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks and don’t forget to check out all the other funds available this month.

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