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  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Status of Women Canada funding 

    end violenceGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s more good news for those of you fighting the good fight.

    Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.  Grants range up to $300,000+.  Deadline: April 17, 2015.

    Proposed projects can address a wide variety of issues related to violence against women and girls, but must include, and will be assessed on, the following points:

    • focus on improving or transforming the environment that perpetuates or contributes to violence against women and girls or that puts women and girls at risk of violence;
    • confirmed key decision-makers and community leaders to work towards ending violence against women and girls within the project; and
    • potential to create sustainable change beyond the life of the project.

    Eligible recipients include legally constituted organizations that are:

    • Not-for-profit, Canadian organizations, excluding labour unions, post-secondary educational institutions, and religious institutions;
    • For-profit Canadian organizations, if the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit;
    • Aboriginal governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies in rural and remote areas where there is a lack of capacity among non-profit and for-profit organizations; and
    • Territorial governments (local, regional, territorial) and their agencies in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:20 am on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Violence prevention funds for women and girls 

    Funding for women and girlsGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s another funding gem for today 🙂

    The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce the call for proposals in violence prevention.  Each of their grant areas have different eligibility and criteria.  Deadline: February 3rd, 2014.

    Funding streams include the following:

    Teen Violence Prevention: Funds projects / activities for teens (girls and boys age 11 to 19) or for girls only that work to prevent violence against women and girls. These can be school-based or offered outside of schools in a setting that provides a safe space.  Your proposal must: have a significant focus on violence against women and girls and healthy relationships. This may be within the context of connecting key issues such as violence, sexual relationships, substance abuse, respecting diversity and differences, and sexuality; show a confirmed partnership with schools, if the project delivery is school-based; actively involve girls/teens as peer educators or in other ways that promote their feeling of ownership in the project; actively involve participants for a significant time period (i.e. more than one class presentation); have a component that builds skills in areas such as critical analysis and decision making.

    Rebuilding Lives: Priority will be given to projects that provide support to children who have been exposed to abuse or with parenting of children who have been exposed to abuse; second-stage housing providing several kinds of supports to women; training, development and advocacy by provincial groups; education and support on violence against women involving women with disabilities.  They will also consider projects that provide follow-up counselling and/or support; help with financial, housing, health and legal issues.

    Loan funds: These funds can help build capital or manage the administrative needs of new or existing funds that offer interest-free loan funds for women leaving an abusive relationship and are also supported by additional resources  for financial planning, budgeting, and managing priorities; access to information on projects and benefits that will ease transition to independence from a past abusive relationship.

    Collaborative projects: Supports regional or provincial resource sharing and capacity building; policy work/leadership on violence against women that actively involves women who have experienced violence; advocacy that aims to address systemic barriers for women who have experienced violence.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:16 am on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative funding 

    UN Girls' Education Initiative

    Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s another great fund available from the United Nations.  The UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice Case Studies in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality (UNGEI Good Practice Fund) is designed as a catalytic fund to strengthen the evidence base through identification of good practice at the regional and country level. It aims to document a range of proven and promising interventions that have increased educational options and opportunities for girls. These may range from increasing access to educational opportunities to those relating to gender responsive teaching and learning approaches, improved gender relations in schools and education systems, and enhanced girls’ learning and achievement, including non-cognitive measures relating to self-esteem and leadership.  Grants range from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate).  Deadline: November 30th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:38 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello IWD! 

    Happy Thursday Funds Fans!  In celebration of International Womens Day, here is a wonderful funding source that aspires to support B.C. women and girls toward the achievement of their full potential.  Can we get an “amen” for the Minerva Foundation for BC Women?  Wow!  This place is a powerhouse for the empowerment of women and girls.

    Aside from providing over 80 scholarships and bursaries ranging from $900 to $10,000, they also provide a suite of Leadership Development Programs, Economic Security Programs as well as a suite of programs under their Aboriginal Women’s Partnership initiatives.  Their website is thorough, well-maintained and well worth a visit to learn more.

    Deadlines for scholarships and bursary applications are as per educational institute norms, however these education supports are specifically geared to:

    • Assist single mothers in advancing their education.
    • Re-train mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence.
    • Advance women in non-traditional fields of study.
    • Assist immigrant and Aboriginal women and women with a disability to overcome educational barriers.

    Other program deadlines are upcoming.  This includes the 2012 Learning to Lead™ BC program which strives to “change the face of leadership in BC… to elevate the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders through education, connectivity and advocacy.”  This annual conference is held at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia and provides young girls, emerging leaders and graduate students with the opportunity to be mentored by accomplished women leaders in business, government and the community.  For the students, academic standing or achievement is not a criterion for selection.  This program also seeks applicants who wish to be involved as business and community leaders.  Application Deadline March 20, 2012.

    There is an April deadline for the Women Leading the Way™  program which offers women tools and techniques to develop their leadership abilities, enabling them to move into positions of greater influence and responsibility and to effect political, business, or social change in communities/organizations of their choice.  This program is part of a three year pilot program that takes “women who want to lead” through a part-time, year-long, advanced leadership development training program.  The third cohort starts in September 2012. Deadline for applications is April 20, 2012 and Minerva encourages applicants to apply early.  Please note that there are costs associated with this particular program; $2500 for all classes, tutorials, mentoring, tutors, and program materials over the year.  These fees also include attendance at the 2013 graduation celebration event. Travel bursaries may be available for participants who live outside the Lower Mainland.  Participants are also responsible for their own food and accommodation for the duration of their stay in Vancouver.

    Also in April is a deadline for the annual Learning to Lead™ Combining Our Strength™ program which brings Aboriginal women with varying levels of personal and leadership experience together from different communities throughout the province.  These women will have the opportunity to learn from one another and to celebrate their accomplishments.  The Minerva Foundation and their sponsors cover the cost of all program activities and meals. Transportation (includes air and bus travel) to UBC and accommodation on the UBC campus will be provided for participants from outside the Lower Mainland.  Deadline for Expressions of Interest from hopeful participants is Monday, April 09, 2012.

    The Minerva Helping Women Work™ suite of Economic Security Programs accepts applications on a rolling basis.

    The Minerva Foundation also provides community grants to other non-profit societies who provide services in the area of Safety for women.  Recent recipients of a grant include the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre focussing on supports to reduce vulnerabilities to victimization, particularly for Aboriginal and First Nations women.  No other information was provided about deadlines or the application process.  Perhaps this helps to answer my question from yesterday’s post.

    That’s all for today folks.  Keep your stick on the ice and at least one eye on this blog… and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

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