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  • findfundsblogger 12:17 pm on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $1000 for BC Family Day events 

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    The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in partnership with the BCRPA, has made one-time first-come-first-served grants available up to a maximum amount of $1,000 to support Family Day events.  On-line application.  One grant per event location.  Deadline: Feb. 8, 2017, 4:30 pm PST.

    Eligibility criteria:

    Local Government or First Nations Band

    The event will be held during the Family Day long weekend – Feb 10, 11, 12, or 13

    The event is admission-free and family oriented

    Branded as a “Family Day” event

    You will be notified within 3 business days of the status of your application.

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Home Depot Canada: Putting an end to youth homelessness 

    Orange DoorThe Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to putting an end to youth homelessness in Canada. They are taking action to bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada through The Orange Door Project.  Through The Orange Door Project, Home Depot is now accepting grant applications from registered Canadian charities for two grant programs that support the work of charitable organizations dedicated to helping put an end to youth homeless in Canada.  Please feel free to apply to both.

    The Orange Door Project Grants aims to provide funding for repair and refurbishment projects to charities who support homeless youth.  Grants up to $50,000.  LOI due: Friday November 11, 2016. 

    The Orange Door Awards aims to recognize youth-serving organizations that effectively seek and incorporate feedback from youth in their work.  The aim is to hear about how youth serving organizations gain the input of youth and their lived experience, and also to identify how the funding could benefit the organization in implementing the feedback of youth. Grant is $25,000.  Deadline to apply: Friday November 11, 2016.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:00 am on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $10,000 for infrastructure planning in BC communities 

    Up to $10,000 available from the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. Deadline: June 29, 2016.

    Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans. Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

    Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is a local government, defined as a municipality or a regional district. Local governments can submit applications on behalf of improvement districts, registered utilities or other small water systems and should include the letter of request from that organization.

     
  • 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 5:04 pm on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $50,000 for workplace and community accessibility projects 

    Up to $50,000 is available from Employment & Social Development Canada under the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Deadline to apply is July 26, 2016.

    The program includes the following two funding streams:

    The Workplace Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in workplaces across Canada. Projects may include:

    • renovating, retrofitting or constructing workplaces in which job opportunities for people with disabilities could be created or maintained;
    • retrofitting motor vehicles for work use; and
    • providing information and communications technologies for work use.

    To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from their community.

    The Community Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include:

    • renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs and/or services are or will be offered to people with disabilities;
    • retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and,
    • providing information and communications technologies for community use.

    To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from the community.

    Eligible organizations include:

    • not-for-profit organizations, including social enterprises;
    • small businesses (maximum 99 full-time equivalent employees);
    • small municipalities (population under 125,000 as per census data);
    • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); or territorial governments.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:35 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Big funding opportunities coming up! 

    fundingWelcome to 2016, Funds Fans!  This post has a few dynamite opportunities so please share with your networks 🙂

    January 30th, 2016. Up to $7,500.  BC Arts Council provides funding for community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia.  Apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.  Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

    January 31st, 2016.  Up $5,000 (estimate).  The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is looking to fund innovative projects that fulfill our Vision: that animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Their mission is to improve the lives of animals by effecting a change in the Canadian mindset and culture to place a priority on respect for the needs (physical, psychological, and behavioural) of all animals kept by people for research, education, agriculture, and companionship, and to reduce harms to wildlife caused by human activity.

    February 8th, 2016.  Maximum grant: $25,000.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

    1. Prevention: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (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 provide training, to share resources, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    February 15th, 2016.  Up to $4,000.  TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    February 19th, 2016.  Up to $10,000. GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disability to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.  “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    February 26th, 2016.  Wage subsidies.  Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  The Canada Summer Jobs program

    • provides work experiences for students;
    • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
    • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    February 29th, 2016.  Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three.  This is a call for expressions of interest from local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.  Two funding streams are available: Seed Stream and Grow Stream.

    In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

    • healthy eating and food security
    • tobacco reduction
    • physical activity
    • healthy early childhood development
    • positive mental health and well-being
    • culture of moderation for alcohol use
    • injury prevention
    • planning for a healthy built environment

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  • findfundsblogger 10:42 am on December 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for BC tourism industry! #finally 

    Deadline to apply: December 31, 2015.  Grants from $6,500 – $15,000Destination British Columbia Visitor Services Innovation Fund.  The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to enable the Visitor Services Network and their sponsor organizations to expand the delivery of visitor services by creating more contemporary and innovative approaches to serving guests’ information needs as they travel throughout BC.

    Goals:

    • Enhance or develop new visitor services initiatives.
    • Increase the impact, reach and accessibility of visitor services in communities to ensure remarkable experiences for visitors at every touch point.
    • Encourage communities to work together to create more visitor services touch points and to drive greater industry collaboration.
    • Distribute funds to support all regions of the province and create opportunities for small, large, rural and urban communities.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:27 pm on December 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Some great funds here! 

    Merry-Christmas-Text-PNG-10Hello dear Funds Fans!  As per usual, another late post… but a post nonetheless 🙂  At this time of the semester, it’s a miracle that I’m even dressed in something other than pyjamas and have my hair brushed at this time of day. #yayme

    Moving along, here are a few funds that are coming up which may be useful to you or those you work with:

    December 11th, 2015 (Yes. Today.  Come on, I know you have a draft ready that just needs a final touch up. Go for it!).  Grants from $2,500 – $5,000 (estimate)  The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.

    December 15th, 2015.  Grants from $5,000+ (estimate)  The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia supports real estate industry organizations’ research, education, and law reform initiatives that:

    • advance the professional competence of real estate practitioners;
    • better connect the public with the latest trends, laws and standards; and
    • support the sector’s efforts to build real estate and land use knowledge that contributes to resilient, healthy BC communities.

    December 17th, 2015. Up to $25,000 (estimate) Ministry of Justice grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Grant applications are available to support projects in the following areas:

    • Developing or Enhancing Domestic Violence Units
    • Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
    • Sexual Assault: Strengthening Responses on Post-Secondary Campuses
    • Sexual Assault: Enhancing/Developing Coordinated, Cross-Sector Responses
    • Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade,  Trafficked Women &  Women/Youth at Risk of Exploitation
    • Training and Education for Front-line Victim Service and Violence Against Women Service Providers
    • Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Capacity for Complex Cases
    • Youth Anti-Gang Initiatives & Crime Prevention

    December 31st, 2015.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches. The amount of funding available for the 2016 grant cycle is not yet available.

    That’s all for now, folks. Please share with your networks and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year ❤

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:19 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: September 2015 

    Funding Deadlines

    Hello Friends and Funds Fans!  I have not abandoned you.  I’m just slightly tardy and have been altogether swamped with other matters this past month or so.  On with the show, says me 🙂

    September 15th, 2015. Grants range from up to $5,000+. The Bullitt Foundation concentrates its funding on environmental issues in urban areas, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and leadership and civic engagement. The mission of The Bullitt Foundation is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. Our geographic region includes nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $50,000. The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Multi Year Anti-Trafficking Grants for 2016-2020. The multi-year anti-trafficking grants aim to:

    • Prevent sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada through work involving girls or teens within universal prevention programs; prevention for at-risk youth and for victims of sex trafficking by creating awareness, sharing information and stopping further victimization.
    • Support women’s organizations and projects in Canada to help women and girls rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing trafficking by providing multiple layers of intensive support and services.
    • Support collaborative projects for groups working together in a region, province, territory or nationally (in Canada) to create awareness, to share resources, to provide coordinated responses, and to advocate or to support sex trafficking survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $5,000+. (estimate) The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.

    September 16th, 2015. General Grants of any size. The Real Estate Foundation Grant Program supports initiatives that non-profit organizations have identified as important based on research and their own, on-the-ground knowledge and experience. These grants help to meet needs, fill gaps and implement solutions.

    September 24th, 2015. $300 to $2,000. RBC Try-it Day grants provide funding for organizations, clubs and communities in British Columbia to plan a sports “try-it” day in the week leading up to and on RBC Sports Day in Canada.

    September 28th, 2015. Up to $20,000+. The Youth Take Charge Program is now accepting applications for projects taking place between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Applications for funding for multi-year projects (with a start date of April 1, 2016) can also be submitted. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations, the Youth Take Charge Program supports projects that exemplify an ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada in the following thematic areas: History and heritage, Civic engagement and youth service, Arts and culture, Economic activities. IMPORTANT: Projects promoting Canadian history and heritage will be given priority in this intake.

    September 30th, 2015. Stage 1: Up to $10,000. Stage 2: Up to $200,000. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) has issued a call for letters of intent for proposals to promote mental health and wellness in older adults, including those with low incomes, immigrant or refugee, and Aboriginal peoples living in community, assisted living, or residential care settings. Proposals that focus on a direct service to older adults with chronic health conditions are encouraged. Proposals that focus on promoting mental health and wellness in family caregivers of older adults will also be considered. Applicants who receive a CAI convening grant will then proceed to the second stage, where they will be invited to apply for a service innovation grant valued up to $200,000 to support a project lasting two to three years in duration.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $100,000. The objective of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. The CAPF recognizes that arts presenters are key partners in achieving this objective by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. Eligibility is for Not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, government institutions.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $200,000. Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:

    • present the work of local artists, artisans, or performers of local historical heritage;
    • actively involve members of the local community;
    • are intended for and accessible to the general public.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 9:47 am on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2015 

    Hi Funds Fans, it’s always a good day to be Canadian.  Can I get an ‘amen’?

    For your reading pleasure, here’s a handy list of upcoming funding deadlines.

    July 2nd, 2015. The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting EOIs for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta. Only projects that can reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be fully implemented before 2020 will be considered. GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable.

    July 2nd, 2015. Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000.    BC Arts Council 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, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council 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 10th, 2015.  Up to $25,000/year. New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) community-based project stream.  This program is intended to enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 10th, 2015.

    July 15th, 2015. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council 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.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000.  TD FEF Leadership Grants: Building Capacity in Canada’s Environmental Sector.  The TD FEF Leadership Grant program aims to enhance the organizational capacity of environmental charities by providing funding for both formal and informal training and development opportunities for leaders within these organizations.  Fourteen Leadership Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded annually,  two for each of TD FEF’s seven regions – Pacific, Prairie, Ontario North and East, Western Ontario, Greater Toronto Region, Quebec and Atlantic.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $2,500+.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.  Eligible projects include: Community Gardens, Environmental Education Projects, Outdoor Classrooms, Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife, Recycling/Composting Programs, Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects, Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy, Research Projects, Habitat restoration.  The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups.

    NEW!!  July 15th, 2015 (Minor Infrastructure, Step 1) and July 30th, 2015.  (Cyber-infrastructure)  Grants support up to 40% of eligible costs.  BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) This funding is leveraged to attract the remaining investment from partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Public post-secondary institutions based in British Columbia are eligible to apply for funding from BCKDF. Affiliated non-profit research agencies and research hospitals must submit proposals through the public post-secondary institution with which they are affiliated.

    July 17th, 2015.  British Columbia’s Small Business Roundtable invites First Nations communities and local governments to compete for the 2015 Open for Business Awards.  As an incentive, the Province is providing awards of $10,000 each to communities who best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the BC Small Business Accord (Accord) principles.  The financial reward must be used to assist in funding a proposed small business friendly initiative that supports the growth and success of small businesses in your community.

    July 25th, 2015. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

    July 31st, 2015.  $25,000 – $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The annual 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.

    July 31st, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure.  Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans.  Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

    Have a wonderful Canada Day!

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