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  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: $10,000 to $40,000 for violence prevention in B.C. 

    Deadline Alert!Funds Fans, this is an important fund for violence prevention in B.C.  The deadline is in four days!  Dust off those proposals and get them in there!!

    NOW OPEN: B.C. Ministry of Justice Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Applications for one-time grant funding are now available.  Deadline: January 14, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $40,000.

    School-based Prevention Programsup to $20,000 (per school) is now available to fund school-based prevention programs that address healthy and respectful relationships. Priority will be given to initiatives that raise awareness of the root causes and impacts of violence, as well as shifting attitudes and behaviours to prevent violence against women.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking of Vulnerable Girls and Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to prevent the sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking of vulnerable girls and women that are most at-risk.

    Innovative Partnerships for Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $30,000 (per project) is now available to fund innovative partnerships that improve the coordination of service delivery when responding to violence against women.

    Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to support initiatives/projects that use holistic approaches in Aboriginal communities to assist victims and/or communities in healing/rebuilding from the impacts of violence against women.

    Training and Education for Front-line Service Providers Responding to Violence Against Women – up to $10,000 (for community projects) and $40,000 (for provincial projects) is now available to support training and education for front line services providers that work with women who have been or are currently at risk of experiencing violence.

    Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice – up to $20,000 (per community project) and up to $40,000 (per provincial project) is now available to support projects that enhance services  to better meet the needs of victims involved in restorative justice approaches in BC.

    Community and/or Youth Crime Prevention – up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to fund local crime prevention projects as well as projects that prevent youth involvement in crime across British Columbia.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:51 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: December 31st to January 31st 

    Deadline Alert!Hey Funds Fans!  I’ll bet you thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth 🙂  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year will bring many good things to you and yours.  Here’s a little something-something to start things off on a positive note:

    December 31st, 2014. Grants from $5,000+.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation.  Up to $87,500 will be distributed among successful applicants in 2015. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches.

    January 16th, 2015.  Maximum grant $50,000 USD.  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for 2015 grant funding.  The Endowment’s programs are devoted to encouraging democratic political development. It generally does not fund projects aimed primarily at promoting economic and social development. Applications are encouraged from local, independent organizations for non-partisan programs seeking to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Support freedom of information and independent media, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Promote accountability and transparency, Strengthen civil society organizations, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Promote civic education, Support democratic conflict resolution, Promote freedom of association, Strengthen a broad-based market economy

    January 30th, 2015. Maximum grant $150,000/project.  Justice Canada: Measures to Address Prostitution Initiative .  Prostitution is a form of sexual exploitation that disproportionately and negatively impacts women and children and other marginalized groups. It is an extremely dangerous activity that poses a risk of violence and psychological harm to those subjected to it, regardless of the venue in which it takes place. The emotional and physical health consequences for those involved in prostitution are significant and, in turn, make leaving prostitution difficult.  Research shows that many individuals involved in prostitution have histories of victimization, and that they continue to experience victimization while selling sexual services.

    Funding recipients will include organizations that have strong partnerships and networks within their communities, have experience working with persons involved in prostitution, including conducting outreach activities, and have experience supporting and managing complex program implementation and evaluation. Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit community or professional organizations; provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and local governments/agencies; Aboriginal governments; and police services, universities and educational institutions/boards of education.

    January 31st, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000.  The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund is calling for proposals from people who are working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, falconry-related topics or other bird species program. Proposals should describe the basic biological question(s) being examined or other project being proposed. Awards are for one year and range up to $5,000.  Grants are open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. 

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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 10:35 am on December 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Up to $20,000 to support girls and women 

    Funding for women's issues

    Hey Funds Fans!  Some exciting news for organizations involved in issues related to women and girls.  Check this out!

    The MATCH International Women’s Fund is Canada’s only social innovation fund for women.  MATCH is unique in that they bridge feminist grassroots human rights movements and the world of social innovation. They believe women are at the forefront of innovating social change globally. They fund women’s rights organizations around the world to make lasting changes in the lives of women and girls.  Grants range from $10,000 to $20,000 CAD.  Deadline: Friday, December 6th 2013.

    MATCH operates on the basic principle that women’s ideas and participation are crucial to successful development – a principle that has been honored by MATCH since their inception in 1976. For them, equal participation means ensuring that more money and resources reach the hands of women working for change in their communities.

    Funding is provided under two streams; Holding Ground and Breaking Ground.  This funding is available for the purpose of:

    • Providing direct funding and support for women’s rights organizations.
    • Providing scale-up funding for women social innovators.
    • Generating and leveraging opportunities to accelerate and scale social innovations that promote equality and human rights.
    • Identifying and promoting the value of social innovation from a gendered perspective.
    • Convening and collaborating to advance systems change.

    Both Holding Ground and Breaking Ground grant streams require that organizations meet these three essential criteria:

    • Are governed, directed, and led by women.
    • The primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights.
    • Have a demonstrated track record and community support.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on November 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • findfundsblogger 8:51 am on September 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Celebrate Sports Day in Canada! 

    Sport funding

    Good day, eh!  For all sporty Funds Fans across B.C., here’s a little grant opportunity to help with bringing a new sport to your community or group.  B.C. “Try-It Days” grant is an opportunity to help get your community, club, or organization involved by being a part of one of the thousand local events taking place in the week leading up to Sports Day in Canada on November 30th. Host a B.C. Try-It Days event to provide people in your community an opportunity to experience a new sport, and your organization could be eligible for a Try-It Days grant this year.   Funding is available up to a maximum of $300 per event.  Deadline:  October 14th, 2013.

    Applications may be submitted, individually or in partnership, by:

    • Community, not-for-profit organizations and associations that directly deliver organized sport programs in their community
    • Municipalities
    • Aboriginal bands and community associations
    • Multi-Sport Service Organizations
    • Provincial Sport Organizations

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

    See other grants available in October 2013 here 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:16 am on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $50,000 for local government energy-related initiatives 

    Sustainable Communities funding

    Hello Funds Fans!  It’s a good start to August with this funding offer from BC Hydro.

    BC Hydro is offering funding to assist local governments in the implementation of tangible, high impact projects that increase energy literacy, result in electricity savings, and demonstrate broader benefits to the community. Activities supported by the Sustainable Communities Implementation Offer include (but are not limited to):

    • Development, implementation and evaluation of policy to support or incent energy efficient buildings and land use. (e.g. Density bonus, rezoning policy, development cost charges, revitalization tax exemptions, etc.)
    •  Advance Power Smart program uptake through local government processes and channels. (e.g., Through building permits, co-incentives for water and energy-smart appliances, fire and building code inspections, recreation programming for low income households, etc.)
    • Development, delivery and evaluation of engagement activities or programs to encourage energy conservation behaviour changes. (e.g. For staff and Council, builders/ developers, property owners, property managers, strata councils, residents, etc.)

    BC Hydro will pay up to 75% of the project costs to a maximum of $50,000. Application deadline: September 20th, 2013.

    The Implementation Offer is available to local governments (municipalities and regional districts) within the BC Hydro service territory that meet one of the following criteria:
    • Population over 75,000
    • Champion community – population over 20,000 with a Council-approved Community Energy and Emissions Plan (or equivalent) and demonstrated leadership in electricity demand-side management

    Eligibility requirements apply unless otherwise agreed upon with BC Hydro.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  You can also view other funding opportunities coming up in August here.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:07 am on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for financial literacy and youth science projects 

    More funding!Good day Funds Fans!  Here are a couple of funding sources for you to have a look at today.  Don’t forget to have a look at the July Deadline Alerts posted earlier this month as there are several funding opportunities coming due soon.

    The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people living in Canada who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations, enabling them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in financial issues.  The Fund will gather and disseminate the learnings that emerge from the best practices of projects supported through the Fund and will evaluate and communicate the impact of funded projects.  Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.  Deadlines: September 19th, 2013, January 30th, 2014 and April 17th, 2014.  Grants will be awarded to organizations across Canada. Priority will be placed on projects in the following areas: Innovation, Research & Development, and Strategic Program Development.

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.  Maximum Grant: +$100,000/yr. and under.  Deadline: September 15th, 2013.  PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers. Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as for new programs and activities. Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, provided that they relate to the promotion of science and engineering. Please note that grants may not be used to support research or program evaluations. Details on the eligibility of expenses are contained in the Use of Grant Funds section of the PromoScience Grants Guide.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:07 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Aboriginal Arts Funding: $5,000 to $30,000 Deadline May 15th 

    Arts Funding

    Deadline: May 15th, 2013

    Hi-dee-ho Funds Fans!  Here is another May deadline that was not included in the Deadline Alert for this month.  Both of these Aboriginal Arts funding programs have a deadline of May 15th.

    Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants are available to provide support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations.  The program encourages social and community environments that support the development of Aboriginal arts and artistic practices. It aims to foster unique artistic relationships and networks through inter-nation collaborative exchanges among Aboriginal artists, across all disciplines.Individuals travelling within Canada may request a maximum of $5,000.  If they are travelling to and from a destination outside Canada, they may request a maximum of $10,000. Individual applicants may also invite international indigenous artists to Canada.

    Arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations travelling within Canada may request a maximum of $20,000.  If they are travelling to and from a destination outside Canada, these applicants may request a maximum of $30,000. Arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations may also apply for assistance to bring international Indigenous individuals or groups to Canada for their collaborative project.

    An additional cost-of-living allowance (to a maximum of $2,000 per month, for the duration of the project) may also be requested by, or on behalf of, an established Aboriginal artist. This allowance is in addition to the maximum grant amount and must be included in the budget submission.

    Also of note if the Elder and Youth Legacy Program through which Aboriginal arts organizations can help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.  Maximum grant: $20,000.  The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.  Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.  Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:13 pm on April 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Up to $50,000 from Canada Post Community Foundation 

    Deadline: May 12th, 2013

    Deadline: May 12th, 2013

    Hey Funds Fans!  I’ve been waiting patiently for this one to re-open.  Formerly known as the Canada Post Mental Health Foundation, this granting agency has re-vamped and widened it’s project scope significantly.  Here’s the scoop:

    The Canada Post Community Foundation is accepting applications from registered charities, school programs or community organizations for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to provide support for initiatives that benefit children.  The maximum amount of funding available for any project is $50,000. The Grant Advisory Committee will ensure fair and equitable regional and provincial distribution of funds raised. The Canada Post Community Foundation funds projects in any given year from donations received in the prior year.  Deadline: May 12th, 2013.

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.  The Foundation will support:

    • charitable organizations with a valid CRA registration number
    • registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
    • elementary and high school groups
    • local community or Aboriginal groups
    • projects aimed at building front-line capacity to provide community-based support for children
    • can include capital projects (i.e. build libraries, playground structures, sport parks)

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