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  • findfundsblogger 7:25 am on March 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: InSpirit Foundation grants 


    ChangeUp grants for young leaders.  Up to $10,000.  Apply by April 18, 2017.

    Youth from 18 to 34 can now apply for a ChangeUp grant to initiate solutions-focused projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. The Inspirit Foundation is awarding these $10,000 one-time grants to projects implementing creative strategies to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race or religion.

  • 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 1:37 pm on May 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Sport funding from ViaSport 

    Sports fundingHey, Funds Fans!  Ready to get your sport on?  ViaSport has opened a second round of funding for B.C. community, sport and First Nation organizations.

    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:  June 11th, 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: June 4th, 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: June 4th, 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: June 4th, 2014.

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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 8:54 am on January 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $10,000 for active living programs for children 

    Children's program fundingIt’s a great day, Funds Fans!  Money, money, money…Everywhere for everything 🙂  I just love the abundance in this world.  However, as you know it takes thoughtful, dedicated people to turn the inanimate object of money into something really valuable.  Amiright?  Just before we get to today’s post, please note 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.

    Okay, here’s todays good news; GoodLife Kids Foundation is 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.

    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 November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW: Up to $20,000 for At-Risk Youth programs 

    Funding for at-risk-youth

    Good day to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s a shwack of funding courtesy of the civil forfeiture program at the B.C. Ministry of Justice (formerly Public Safety & Solicitor General).

    One-time grant funding of up to $20,000 (per project) is now available to support projects in British Columbia that prevent youth involvement in crime. This grant is applicable to at-risk youth programs that involve structure, such as recreational programs.

    Qualifying groups can include local governments, community and youth organizations, provincial organizations, schools, school districts, Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), police departments/detachments, Aboriginal organizations and First Nations Bands.

    View the application form to find out more.  All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013.

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

    • Christian Bates 9:00 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Quick correction: This is a provincial grant program from the BC Minstry of Justice. The Ministry of Public Safety is a Federal ministry.

  • findfundsblogger 5:35 pm on June 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hi Funds Fans! Spread the word!! 

    Youth Photography & Writing CompetitionHi Funds Fans!  Spread the word!!  In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Twenty years later – they are continuing the global fight against corruption.

    Among the activities to ring in Transparency International’s 20th anniversary are a youth writing competition, youth photo competition and live events around the world – all to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled. The deadline for this year’s competitions is July 1st 2013.

    Photography Eligibility:  Whether you’re a student who photographs as a hobby, a professional photographer or are just looking for inspiration to use your new camera– we encourage everyone to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth photo competition, applicants MUST:

    • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
    • Submit a photo in digital format. No print or video submissions will be accepted.

    Writing Eligibility:  Whether you’re a student who loves to write or a paid contributor– we encourage everyone* to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth writing competition, applicants MUST:

    • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
    • Submit a written document in PDF or Word format. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
    • Be sure that your work is unpublished and free from plagiarism.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:11 am on May 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for HIV related issues 

    Funding for HIV related projectsHowdy Funds Fans!  A fantastic funding opportunity for health networks and organizations dealing with HIV issues both here at home within Canada and abroad.

    The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks and consortia of networks that meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015).  Deadline: July 22nd, 2013.

    The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (the Fund) will continue to fund both global and regional networks, but with a positive funding bias towards proposals submitted by consortia of networks, followed by proposals submitted by global networks, followed by proposals submitted by regional networks. Regional networks are encouraged to form or join a consortium for a joint application.

    The Fund is likely to fund larger consortia or networks in a variety of sectors, rather than a broad selection of networks in many sectors and will prioritize funding for networks that have a proven track record in working towards the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund outcomes. New and emerging networks can be recommended for funding to the extent that they fill a gap in the global HIV and AIDS response, and are submitting an application in a consortium with other global and/or regional networks with a proven track record.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:48 am on December 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    More funding to support disabled children and their families! 

    Disability funding for B.C. childrenAll hail Friday!  Here’s more funding to support and encourage disabled children to live full and active lives.

    The CKNW Orphans’ Fund receives grant applications from both individual children and their families as well as from organizations focused on children’s programs and special projects. Grants are reviewed internally and by their grants committee, made up of members of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund board and disbursed monthly.

    Funding for individuals includes:

    Therapies can be funded for up to a maximum of three years and applicants must reapply each year.  Speech and language up to $1,800 @ $90.00 per hour (transportation/assessments not included). Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, horseback riding and music therapy up to $2,000 per year.

    Bursaries for special needs students attending independent provincially approved special education facilities may be provided. The individuals may apply with supporting documentation by the attending school. A current limit of $1,200.00 per individual child (per school year) for up to 3 consecutive school years will be considered.

    Equipment for any one individual child is $5,000.00, subject to consideration of special circumstances or hardship. Cost sharing or partnerships with other organizations will be encouraged. Typical types of equipment are items that allow and support life, mobility, communication or independence.

    Individuals can apply here and organizations can apply here.

    Have a great weekend 🙂

  • findfundsblogger 10:36 am on December 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Important news for BC families living with autism 

    Autism funding in BC

    Reblogged from Autism Funding in BC.

    In my conversations with parents, I have found that disappointingly few parents have opened a Registered Disability Saving Plan (RDSP) for their disabled children. This is troubling because RDSPs are easy to setup and the government is eager to throw free money into the account.

    Some of the reasons include:

    • Ignorance of the existence of RDSPs
    • The mistaken belief that withdrawals from an RDSP will affect the Persons with Disability (PWD) Benefit when their children become adults (Not true in BC)
    • The idea that RDSPs are complicated to setup and manage (again not true)
    • Some people believe that withdrawals from the RDSP are taxable (Partly true; Contributions are tax free on withdrawal and only the accumulated income and government grants/bonds are taxable). The important thing is that it will be taxed in the hands of the beneficiary, and therefore more likely to receive significantly lower taxation.

    An RDSP is an outstanding savings vehicle for your disabled child no matter what your income level. The province of BC has sweetened the pot by exempting RDSP withdrawals from the PWD clawback. The federal government is ready to contribute up to $3,500 per year in grants and up to $1,000 in bonds. In the case of the Disability bond, no contribution is required to receive this amount for low income families.

    The RDSP is more than just a long term savings plan. It should also be a key element of your estate planning.

    In case you are dismissing the RDSP as irrelevant, please consider two samples scenarios.

    Firstly for a low income family opening an RDSP when their child is 4 years old and never contributing a single penny, the account could be worth $239,000 by the time their child is 60 years old!

    Consider a middle income family ($37,000 to $85,000) contributing $1,500 per year for 20 years. By the time the individual is 60 years old, the account could be worth $1,300,000!

    We are talking about serious money here. The RDSP.com website has an interesting calculator that you can use to see how your contributions and the government funds accumulate tax free to a sizable amount. It’s worth putting in your personal numbers to see what an RDSP can do for your child. Remember the earlier you start, the more time you have for the gains to accumulate.

    It’s important to remember that the RDSP is a long term savings plan and will do very little for your short terms needs. There is a rule called the 10 year hold-back. It was slightly modified last year, but the basic idea is that if you take money out of the account within 10 years of receiving a grant or bond, the government will claw their contributions back. Just think of the plan as a long term investment for your child and you will be fine.

    For more information regarding the RDSP refer to my page RDSP or for a more detailed source refer to RDSP.com.

    Fundsblogger Note: Please check out the Autism Funding in BC blog and share the link with your networks.  A big thanks to blog creator Milburn Drysdale for his time and effort in navigating this issue of funding for autism and taking the time to share what he’s learned.

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