Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grant Opportunities to Dec 3/14

This afternoon, the CRD Grant Writer brought the following grant opportunities to my attention and I'm sharing those with my readers...

1) 2015 Celebrate Canada Grant Funding

The 2015 Celebrate Canada funding application process has been launched.

The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities delivered during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.

We are very pleased to announce that the 2015 application form and guide may now be found on the Canadian Heritage website at In order to ensure that your funding request is processed in a timely manner, you are invited to send us your request as soon as possible, before January 15, 2015.

Please ensure that your application is completed and signed. Whether applications are submitted by fax, e-mail or mail, signatures must be hand-written. Incomplete or unsigned applications will result in delayed processing and could be rejected. Please choose one method for submitting your application and do not submit duplicates.

Please note that your applications will be assessed using a variety of criteria. Some of these include:

- how the project adheres to Program objectives;
- the use of Canadian symbols (e.g. Canadian flag)
- the incorporation of themes related to Canadian history;
- the use of partnerships;
- whether events are taking place on their designated day;
- the accessibility of the site;
- whether anticipated attendance is realistic;
- whether the application is complete;
- whether the project is clearly explained, complete, and demonstrates good use of funds;
- whether the budget is balanced and realistic;
- whether other sources of revenue are identified;
- the number of eligible activities that are part of the event.

The budget submitted for the project must be balanced, realistic and reasonable. Inflated or exaggerated budgets or costs may result in rejection of the application.

Events funded are expected to be held on the date of the designated day. Priority will be given to events held on the actual date.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, an important milestone in Canadian history. Applicants are encouraged to integrate this historic milestone into their events; however funding is not conditional on the inclusion of these elements in the celebrations during the Celebrate Canada period.

If you received funding in the previous year, you were required to submit a Final Activity Report, which was due on August 31, 2014. If you failed to provide us with a Final Activity Report prior to submitting a new application, your organization will not be eligible for funding.

Do not hesitate to contact your Regional Program Officer if you require further information:

Daryl Ostopowich
Senior Program Consultant | Conseiller principal de programmes
Celebrate Canada | Le Canada en Fête
Major Events and Celebrations | Événements majeurs et célébrations
Canadian Heritage | Patrimoine canadien
Telephone | Téléphone: 780-495-6793
Facsimile | Télécopieur: 780-495-4873
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

2) 2015 Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

· provides work experiences for students;
· supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
· recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

The application period closes January 30, 2015. To learn more, visit

3) Quesnel Community Foundation - 2015 Grant Round open

Quesnel Community Foundation grants support projects that benefit area residents. Funded projects provide a service to the community or take an innovative approach to needs and concerns within the North Cariboo region. The Foundation funds projects in the areas of health, environment, social programs, sports and recreation, and arts and culture.

The deadline for Letters of Intent is January 16, 2015. For more information, visit

4) 2015 Recreation Foundation of BC Grant

The Recreation Foundation of B.C.’s grant program provides up to $10,000 to non-profit organizations and registered charities that provide services in the areas of recreation, sport, culture, health, education, and the environment. Eligible costs include service expansion/improvements, new programs, and the purchase of equipment which will enhance the organization’s initiatives.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2015. For more information, visit

5) 2015 DASH BC Northern Connections Grant Program

Schools/School Districts within northern B.C. (including the Cariboo Chilcotin) may apply for up to $5,000 to support a healthy living initiative. Grants will support new or enhanced opportunities for students to develop their expressive lives and build resiliency skills through participation in enriched sport and arts activities.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2015. For more information, visit

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