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  • findfundsblogger 2:24 pm on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Agriculture funding for BC growers & entrepreneurs 


    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 8:19 pm on January 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: New Building Canada Fund for Small Communities 

    new buildig canada planHey Funds Fans!  This is a serious fund.  I should also note that this funding package appears to group a bunch of previously individually funded programs into a single-source, competitive process.  My inner skeptic says that the “New Building Canada Plan” is a hokey bunch o’ marketing crap that really means “The costs of government in this country is so high that we are going to take from small communities so that we don’t have to change our incredibly wasteful processes.” Just a guess. #CanadianSenate 

    NEW BUILDING CANADA FUND – SMALL COMMUNITIES: Canada and British Columbia governments are investing up to $218 million under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF) Program to support infrastructure projects in communities with a population of less than 100,000 people. Deadline: February 18th, 2015.  Grants from $25,000+.

    Applications for funding will be evaluated on the extent to which the project meets the following program objectives:

    • economic growth;
    • a clean environment; and
    • building stronger communities.

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: (municipalities, Band Councils, private entities including NGO’s)

    • A municipal or regional government established by or under British Columbia legislation;
    • A provincial entity or public sector body (e.g., a department, corporation or agency) that provides municipal-type infrastructure services to communities, established under British Columbia legislation;
    • A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; or a government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Aboriginal people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation.
    • A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations, whose application is supported by a municipal or regional government referred to above by way of a resolution from the municipal council or regional government board.

    The following are eligible project categories:

    • Brownfield Redevelopment
    • Connectivity and Broadband
    • Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure
    • Drinking Water
    • Green Energy
    • Highways and Major Roads
    • Innovation
    • Local and Regional Airports
    • Public Transit
    • Short Sea Shipping
    • Shortline Rail
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Wastewater

    There you have it, folks.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world of funding out here.  Consider hiring a Professional Writer for your funding application 🙂


  • findfundsblogger 11:55 am on January 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    New: Grants for innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth experiments 

    Business development fundingHello Funds Fans!  Here’s an interesting looking fund for business development and/or research.  Check it out!

    These global grants for innovation, entrepreneurship and growth experiments funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Nesta.  The main aim of this call for proposals is to fund experimental research that provides evidence on the best approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth.  This call for proposals is relevant to:

    • Programme delivery organisations and operators involved in entrepreneurship training and education programmes, innovation management and commercialisation, or other programmes that aim to support innovation and entrepreneurship, who are interested in participating in research projects and undertaking randomised controlled trials.
    • Researchers interested in designing and conducting randomised controlled trials on innovation and entrepreneurship.

    They welcome applications from researchers and programme delivery organisations from around the world.  Deadline: 5pm, Monday, February 24th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:34 am on August 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $20,000 available from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund 

    Humanitarian project fundingHello Funds Fans!  Here is a newly discovered funder that may be of interest to humanitarian project developers and managers within Canada who work in partnership with networks around the globe.

    The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) is a landmark grant-making fund to support organisations working in countries and regions facing humanitarian challenges, such as Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa, to develop, test and share new technologies, products and processes that will make humanitarian aid more effective and cost-efficient in the future.  The Fund represents a collective effort to enhance the contribution of innovation to improving operational humanitarian performance at the field level.  It is currently made up of contributions from the UK Department of International Development, Canadian International Development Agency and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.  HIF provides funding through two funding mechanisms – a small grant facility and a large grant facility – which reflect the stage at which an innovation is at in the innovation process.

    The 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 current Call for Proposals is closed)

    “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.” Global Humanitarian Assistance

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

  • findfundsblogger 10:59 am on January 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    R&D funds for Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food industries 

    griculture and Agri-Food funding in CanadaHappy New Year, Funds Fans!  2013 starts off with a shot in the arm for the agriculture and agri-food industry.

    The AgriInnovation Program is designed to accelerate the pace of innovation by supporting research and development activities in agri-innovations and facilitating the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes, practices and services. The aim is to enhance economic growth, productivity, competitiveness, adaptability and sustainability of the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector and assist in capturing opportunities for the sector in domestic and international markets.

    Under the Industry-Led Research and Development Stream, where the applicant is a non-profit organization, AAFC may contribute up to 75% of the total eligible project costs. For all other applicants, AAFC may contribute up to 50% of the total eligible project costs to a maximum of $20 million for an agri-science cluster and up to $5 million for an agri-science project.

    The Industry-led Research and Development, and Knowledge Transfer stream provides non-repayable support for two types of projects:

    Agri-science cluster: Support aims to mobilize and coordinate a critical mass of scientific expertise in industry, academia and government. The agri-science cluster would be national in scope, industry-led, and address components of the sector’s applied science plan under a single application. Hence, it would address several themes that are priorities to the industry and would request support toward several research activities across the country.  An agri-science cluster may be commodity based, or may be horizontal in nature where it addresses cross-cutting issues that are of interest to more than one commodity.  Deadline to submit LOI or application is February 1, 2013.

    Agri-Science Project: A single agri-science project or a smaller set of agri-science projects that would be less comprehensive than an agri-science cluster. The scope may be national, regional or local.  Deadlines to submit are February 1, June 1 and October 1, 2013.

    That’s what I have for you today.  Don’t forget to check out the long list of Deadline Alerts coming up during January.

    Over and out for January 2nd, 2013 🙂

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