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  • findfundsblogger 8:19 pm on January 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: airport, , , , , energy & mining sector, , , , public transportation, rail, shipping, Sustainable Water, , waste management, waste water   

    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 9:57 am on January 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Okanagan Valley, , Sustainable Water   

    Up to $30,000 for water conservation projects in the Okanagan 

    oka water basinHi Funds Fans!  Welcome to 2015 and a brand new fund – new to me, anyway.  Please share with networks in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications to its 2015 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program. This program is intended to build a collaborative approach to water management and promote more uniform standards and best practices throughout the valley. The OBWB hopes that the program will increase knowledge sharing and lead to the development of innovative solutions. The purpose of the program is to assist local organizations in addressing water issues and to enhance the valley-wide sustainable use of water. The OBWB aims to foster innovative and collaborative projects that might otherwise lack funds to move forward in a timely manner.  Individual grants are $3,000 minimum and $30,000 maximum.  Deadline: February 6th, 2015. 

    Eligible applicants are: Local governments, Irrigation or improvement districts, Community and non-profit groups.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the Deadline Alerts for January!

  • findfundsblogger 9:20 am on March 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Water, Environment and Health: Funding is here!! 

    Water, health and environment fundingGood day, Funds Fans!  Three new funds for you to have a look at today.  Enjoy!

    The 2014 Drinking Water Week Community Event Program will provide funding to communities / organizations in BC & Yukon to host educational events and activities. Each community / organization is eligible to receive $1,000 in funding for their event or activity.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014 (Monday).

    The SD Tech Fund Canadian business grants program is now accepting applications until April 16th, 2014.  The application process is a two-step process that includes the submission of a statement of interest followed by a full application.  For those of you not familiar with the SD Tech Fund Grants for Canadian businesses program, SD Tech Fund supports Canadian businesses engaged in projects that deliver both environmental and economic benefits to Canadian citizens.  More specifically, SD Tech Fund helps Canadian businesses demonstrate new technologies in the areas of:

    • Clean water
    • Clean air
    • Climate change
    • Clean land

    Note: This funding program is suited for companies with projects in the range of $600,000 and $10 million in size.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13 is now open. Applications will be accepted until May 6th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.

    Explorations Round 13 Topics include:

    New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions – new!

    Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development – new!

    Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

    Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting Development of Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction

    Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development

    Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to receive an award as part of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative from the foundation. Additionally, organizations that are classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are similarly not eligible to receive an award from the foundation.

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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 10:55 am on November 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adventure, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Sustainable Water, ,   

    Boom Baby!! Three funders open up new funding cycles :) 

    New funding cycles announced!

    Cover your ears or stretch out your hands, Funds Fans!  There’s a thundering amount of funding rolling up on the horizon.

    Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation:  providing funding to stimulate and invigorate non-profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services throughout British Columbia, has issued it’s new criteria and deadlines. Grants are available between $5,000 and $15,000 to organizations; and between $5,000 and $10,000 to individualsDeadline: Friday, 28th February 2014.

    Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams.  The next deadline is March 10th, 2014 for the following program areas: Land Acquisition (Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000), Capacity Building (Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000) , Advocacy and Awareness (Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000), and Access and Activity. (Grants range from $500 to $15,000).  Also, MEC provides Expedition Support with application deadlines for 2014 being February 1st, May 1st, and October 1st (midnight Pacific Time).

    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.  Deadline: March 15th, 2014.

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    If you need help with your proposal, contact a Professional Writer today 🙂

  • findfundsblogger 9:23 am on September 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for housing solutions! 

    Funding for housing solutions

    Hello Funds Fans!  Welcome to a new week and new opportunities to make a difference in your community.  Don’t forget to check out the October 2013 Deadline Alert for a long list of available funding this month.

    Today, another new funder has been located.  The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the winners for projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

    Housing projects & approaches are sought that:

    • demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
    • can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate; are already being implemented or are completed (ie not at design, planning or early stages of development)
    • view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.


    • Any individual, organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
    • More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
    • Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
    • Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.

    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

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  • 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 11:28 am on September 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: SD Tech Fund™ 

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada

    SOI’s accepted until October 16th, 2013

    Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s some good news for technology innovators all over the world.

    SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ is accepting Statements of Interest until October 16th, 2013.  SDTC welcomes international elements in submissions. They support Canadian projects whose first step is to create a demonstration technology for export. They also support projects with foreign IP looking to test in the Canadian market.

    SDTC favours projects requesting funds to support 30 percent or less of their total eligible project costs, as this allows the Foundation to meet its portfolio average.

    Eligible projects must focus on the development and demonstration of new technologies that address issues of climate change, clean air, water and soil quality. The projects must be undertaken primarily in Canada.

    Applicants should demonstrate that:

    • the proposed project is technically sound and undertaken by an applicant with the necessary technical, financial and management capacity;
    • the proposed project will be undertaken in a collaborative and innovative manner;
    • the new technology and related intellectual property will be diffused in a timely manner in the relevant market sectors; and
    • the funding is necessary to ensure that the project proceeds in a manner to ensure broad benefits to Canadians nationally or regionally.

    Current technology priority areas:

    Unconventional oil and gas, and responsible natural resources development: Mitigate environmental impacts associated with Canada’s natural resource sector through technologies related to unconventional oil and gas, “green mining”, and forestry.

    Next generation transportation: Technologies related to next generation vehicles with reduced carbon footprints, including EV vehicle technologies, advanced trains and aircraft, or technologies related to EV and CNG/LNG infrastructure that will enable broad adoption.

    Energy efficiency: Technologies that encourage energy efficiency in buildings, industrial water use and industrial processes.

    Clean energy: Technologies that enable clean energy production, distributed power generation and energy storage. Technologies related to carbon capture and storage, integrated energy systems, and biorefinery/biochemical production.

    Agriculture: Technologies that increase yield and improve temperature and drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use changes and biodiversity loss.

    Northern/remote communities: Innovative technologies and solutions for self-sufficiency in smaller communities, such as small scale waste-to-energy and microgrid applications.

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

  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on August 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Atlantic Canada, , , , , , New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, P.E.I, , Sustainable Water   

    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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