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  • 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 8:57 am on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for public input on the Roberts Bank Terminal II environmental assessment 

    Environmental funding T2Hi Funds Fans!  If you are interested in voicing your concerns over the environmental impact of the proposed T2 project, here’s your opportunity.

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the upcoming steps of the environmental review of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

    Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in the upcoming environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement, and participating in the public hearing.

    Port Metro Vancouver proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia, approximately 35 kilometres south of Vancouver. The proposed project, to be located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals, would provide an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.

    Applications received by March 7, 2014 will be considered.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:08 am on January 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Sporting/active living funds for B.C. youth and seniors 

    Sports funding in B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  Fyi… ViaSport administers sport-related grant programs funded by the government of BC that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes and improve delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all residents.  Current calls for application are open under the following themes:

    Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000 depending on the type of event.  Deadline:  February 18, 2014 for events taking place between April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.

    Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $2,000 for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.  Maximum grant: $2,000.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.  Maximum grant: $2,000.  Deadline: February 11th, 2014.

    BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes.  To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, has been developed to provide travel support to not-for-profit sport organizations. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia will assist with ferry travel costs for eligible athletes.  Applications for ferry vouchers must be received at least 12 business days before first day of travel.

    Other sport-related funding was posted the other day from the GoodLife Kids Foundation.  They are accepting requests for funding from registered charities and other qualified donees that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life.  If your organization offers a sustainable physical activity program for kids ages 4 to 14 that will positively impact their present and future activity levels, then please review their Grant Program Criteria and apply using their online application form. Grants up to $10,000.  Deadline: January 31, 2014.

    Don’t forget that the January Deadline Alert is jam packed with other funding opportunities and I recently posted about funding for diabetes program support as well as for projects related to the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:01 pm on September 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for local governments to undertake age-friendly community planning 

    Funding from UBCM

    Hey Funds Fans!  How’s your Friday the 13th coming along?  Here’s a bit of funding news that may help you through the day 🙂

    The 2014 Seniors Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans and/or develop projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities.

    The maximum grant is $20,000 and matching funds and/or cost sharing are not required. Applications are due by October 18th, 2013.  Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia.

    The priority in 2014 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of 25 grants will be available.

    Applications should demonstrate a commitment to the following guiding principles:

    • Community Driven – Community solutions are based on local priorities

    • Catalyst for Action – Community activities are catalysts that enable local governments and community partners to enhance and improve services for older adults

    • Focus on Funding Priorities – Activities are focused on funding priorities with clear outcomes

    • Flexible – Required actions differ in each community

    • Coordinated – Activities of different levels of government and community partners are coordinated to avoid duplication among programs and projects

    • Sustainable Results – Community activities contribute to improving the lives of older adults over time

    Eligible activities are new community planning and/or community projects that are undertaken by a local government and that address the guiding principles and funding priorities of the program.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks!

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    • PC Feline Initiative 5:41 pm on September 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry! Just sent you a blank email – hit send a little prematurely! I love your blog and am wondering if you know of anything similar that focuses on grants and funding opportunities for non-profits and charities in Ontario the way you do for BC. Thanks and keep up the great work, Kristi

      Port Colborne Feline Initiative

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      Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:01:51 +0000 To: pcfelines@live.ca

      • findfundsblogger 7:11 am on September 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Kristi, thanks for your note. I’ll send you an email with what I know for Ontario.


  • 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 7:09 am on November 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feds open call for proposals to boost Asia-Pacific Gateway | Canadian Transportation and Logistics 

    Feds open call for proposals to boost Asia-Pacific Gateway | Canadian Transportation and Logistics.

  • findfundsblogger 10:06 am on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Monday Money: RFP for Transportation Research 

    Get in gear for this RFP!

    Deadline: November 2nd, 2012. Max. Value: $15,000

    Greetings, Funds Fans!  We have an interesting RFP opportunity for those of you in the transportation or research industry.

    The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) is an independent Canadian not-for-profit organization established in 1965 that promotes the development and exchange of research in transportation and related fields. Membership in CTRF is comprised of academic researchers, government policy makers, industry practitioners, consultants and not-for-profit organizations from all over Canada with an interest in transportation-sector research.

    The CTRF, through its newly established Canadian Freight Transportation Research Program (CFTRP), is seeking proposals for freight transportation research projects that address a clear and pressing research need or priority of Canadian industry and/or public policy makers.  Deadline: November 2nd, 2012.  Maximum RFP value: $15,000

    CFTRP is seeking to help fund a freight transportation research project that: addresses a clear research need and priority of Canadian industry or public policy makers; will help provide positive exposure for the CTRF and the CFTRP in the distribution of the research results; and should be a project that would not otherwise be undertaken without external funding support.

    The aim of the CFTRP is three fold:

    1) To encourage research on Canadian freight transportation topics deemed to be priorities to industry and/or public policy makers;

    2) To disseminate research on these topics to those that have a particular need and interest in this research, including within industry and public policy circles; and,

    3) To enable freight transportation research in priority areas by facilitating related research funding, where this may be required, via various funding research vehicles, to the extent available.

    There it is, folks.  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information, you probably know someone who can!  So, share, share, share 🙂

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  • findfundsblogger 9:04 am on September 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: SDTC Clean Tech funding 

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada

    SOI’s accepted until October 24th, 2012

    Yes, Funds Fans, this is a double post day!

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced it will be accepting applications for funding from entrepreneurs from September 5 to October 24th, 2012.

    SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created and funded by the Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies. Through its SD Tech Fund™, SDTC helps companies through the critical juncture when capital and scaling costs become challenges and the risk profile deters other investors.

    SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of Climate Change, Clean Air, Soil and Water, including technology solutions focused on these current priority areas:

    • Natural Resources: Mitigate environmental impacts associated with Canada’s natural resource sector including “green mining”, cleaner fossil fuels and forestry.
    • Clean Energy: Enable cleaner energy production, including natural gas, and improved energy efficiency of transportation, the built environment and industrial processes.
    • Agriculture: Increase yield and improve temperature and drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use changes and biodiversity loss.
    • Northern/Remote Communities: Innovative solutions for self-sufficiency in smaller communities.
    • Packaged Solutions: Integrated technology packages that combine one or more clean technologies, such as renewable energy generation, energy storage, and waste and wastewater management.

    SDTC will host a series of workshops to guide prospective applicants through the process, ensuring the best ideas rise to the surface.  Potential applicants are encouraged to review the Statement of Interest process and funding requirements.

    There it is, folks!  Please share and re-tweet and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

  • findfundsblogger 2:32 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects up to $50,000 

    Deadline: October 5th, 2012

    Hi Funds Fans!  A brief inter-holiday post.  It’s too good to wait!!  The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.  The Small Projects Component provides grant funding of up to $50,000 per project to improve the built environment through renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible (such as such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers).

    Funding for at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs must come from non-federal government sources.

    Deadline: October 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Organizations may apply for funding only when there is an open call for proposals.

    Who can apply:

    • not-for-profit organizations
    • small municipalities (with populations under 250 000 according to census data)
    • small private-sector organizations (fewer than 50 employees and under $5 million in gross revenue per year)
    • colleges and universities
    • territorial governments
    • Aboriginal governments
    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share…

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  • findfundsblogger 10:03 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Financial support for families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants 

    Hello Funds Fans!  We have a number of fabulous funding opportunities coming your way in the next few days!

    Today we highlight the David Foster Foundation; dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the Foundation strives to increase organ donor registration through public awareness campaigns in Canada and the United States.

    The Foundation will provide funding for non-medical expenses for the families of children needing life-saving organ transplants and provide support up to the child’s 19th birthday, from their initial assessments to postoperative check-ups.  This may include: transportation costs, accommodation, long distance phone calls and meals and groceries for the family while they are in another city for their child’s transplant or related care; clothes and basic personal items if the family has to leave their hometown suddenly for treatment or for their child’s transplant; and rent or mortgage assistance on a short-term basis if necessary while the family is in another city or province for surgery or medical treatment.

    If you know of a family struggling with this heart-wrenching situation, please share this information!

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