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Every good project needs funding to get off the ground. Find out about funding opportunities across Canada that you may be eligible for.

The Youth to Youth Board of the United Way of Leeds & Grenville is now accepting grant applications.

The local United Way’s junior board of directors covers high schools in the united counties area. Each of the nine secondary schools has an opportunity to be represented on the board. “Our youth board continues to create positive impact within our community, understanding that the support could be for our neighbours, classmates or friends,” Youth to Youth President Darby Mallory stated in a release.

Grants of up to $500 are available to youth-related programs that focus on subjects such as providing affordable activities, improving the lives of young people and giving them a voice as well as preparing them for the future.

“It is wonderful to see the junior board working together to help change lives of youth in our community,” stated Melissa Hillier, executive director of the United Way of Leeds & Grenville.

Organizations that already receive United Way funding are ineligible for a Youth to Youth grant.

Applications are available at the United Way office at 42 George St., Brockville and via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call Joan Hodge at 613-342-8889.

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The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat's (AAS) Grants Program funds small-scale, non-profit projects/initiatives of a social, cultural, and educational nature. AAS provides small grants to individuals, First Nation communities, and Aboriginal Organizations for a variety of events, projects and initiatives to help improve the government’s relationship with First Nation communities and Aboriginal organizations.


The application procedure is outlined below:

- The application is received in its completed form by this Secretariat;
- The application is reviewed and evaluated for criteria compliance, funding levels, and eligibility of activity;
- A recommendation is made to Senior Management;
- Funding approval is authorized or rejected;
- If approved, a Letter of Offer specifying the conditions of approval for financial support is forwarded to the applicant for review and acceptance (a signed copy of the letter must be returned);
- If rejected, a Letter of Notification is forwarded to the applicant stating the reason for the application’s rejection;
- Funds are released according to specified conditions of approval as indicated in the Letter of Offer.
- The review process takes one to two weeks once the application is received fully completed with the supporting documentation. The above mentioned release of funds will be processed and forwarded to the applicant within another two to three weeks following completion of all procedures. This Secretariat will work closely with the applicant to ensure an efficient turn-around.

As mentioned, the AAS grants program supports small-scale, non-profit projects. The support of such projects requires that certain criteria be met for all to receive fair consideration. The criteria is self-explanatory and is provided for your convenience and understanding. .

The following conditions/criteria apply:

- A grant application must be competed, with the relevant supporting documentation attached, and submitted to AAS at the address indicated below. Response to a grant application will be delayed if insufficient information is provided.
- The applicant requesting a grant must 18 years of age or older, currently registered with a First Nation community (Status), and must reside in New Brunswick; a First Nation community, or an Aboriginal Organization recognized by Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat specifically:

Fredericton Native Friendship Centre
Gignoo Transition House
Mawiw Tribal Council
Union of New Brunswick Indians
North Shore Micmac District Council
New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council
New Brunswick Aboriginal Women’s Council
St. John River Valley District Council
- All projects/initiatives must be supported by a First Nation community or an Aboriginal Organization.
- Applicants must have a least one other source of funding or in-kind support.
- Applicant is limited to one submission per year
- Upon completion of the project/initiative for which a grant has been provided, the recipient is required to provide a final report within 30 days summarizing and evaluating the project/initiative as well as a financial statement that lists all revenues and expenditures.
- Eligibility criteria are reviewed on an annual basis and is subject to change at any time.
- The minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs at his/her discretion may vary the terms and conditions as a basis for providing a grant.

Grant Funding Eligibility: Grants range from $ 250 to $ 2,500.

Activities: Financial Support for......

Hosting a Workshop/Conference (In Province) 20% to a max $2,500
Attending a Workshop/Conference (Out of Province) 30% to a max $250
Pow Wow/Festival/Gathering 25% to a max $750
National Aboriginal Day/ Aboriginal Awareness 20% to a max $750
Other: Between $250 - $2,500


This Secretariat delivers a grants program to increase the provincial government’s capacity to address Aboriginal issues. The purpose of the AAS Grants Program is to fund small-scale, non-profit projects/initiatives of a social, cultural, and educational nature. AAS provides small grants to individuals, First Nation communities, and Aboriginal Organizations for a variety of events, projects and initiatives to help improve the government’s relationship with First Nation communities and Aboriginal organizations.

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The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has over $2 million in grants available for projects that help with social-well-being, the environment or youth aged 12 to 29.

The deadlines to apply are Monday, October 5 for social grants, Monday, October 19 for environment grants, and Monday, November 2 for youth grants.

“Every year we’re impressed with the quality and breadth of projects brought forward to us. Thank you to everyone who develops ideas to support our residents, communities and environment,” Lisa Kilpatrick, senior manager of delivery of benefits, said in a press release. “We look forward to seeing what results come from this fall’s intake.”

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We invite letters of intent from registered charities across Canada to increase children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings – at home, in school, in child care, the community and nature.

Please review all of the sections below and the newly released Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play for further background. Note that the application form can be found below, under the section "More Information."

The Lawson Foundation envisions all Canadian children and youth engaging regularly in outdoor unstructured play.

The Lawson Foundation began to fund and learn about active outdoor play through two earlier projects (the former Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Cards on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth , and a Physical Activity topic for the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development). Further, over the last two years we have invested in the development of three published academic papers (risky play, outdoor time, active outdoor play), the ParticipACTION 2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth and the recently released Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play from a multi-sectoral group of 14 pan-Canadian stakeholder organizations and academics vested in this issue.

This Canada-wide call for applications about active outdoor play builds on those investments and the ongoing work of stakeholders. This call is exploratory in nature as we seek to better understand how to support Canadian communities to foster children’s opportunities for unstructured outdoor play. We hope to engage with great ideas and organizations delivering community programs, services, and supports, as well as policy and research initiatives in the broad areas of active/outdoor/unstructured/self-directed/risky play. (See further below for our commentary on terminology).

We will be sharing our process and learning on our blog as the work unfolds.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

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Kraft Project Play is giving away $325,000 to upgrade recreational facilities. Nominate your project now at Nominations are open May 1–June 14, 2015.

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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Healthy Communities Fund (HCF) Program Stream supports health promotion projects that improve the health and wellness of Ontarians through healthy eating, physical activity, mental health promotion, injury prevention, and alcohol/substance misuse prevention.

The HCF Program Stream funds organizations that are non-profit, non-governmental, community based service provider organizations that are incorporated and have operated for at least 1 year. First Nations Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs) are also eligible for HCF funding. Public Health Units, hospitals, universities/colleges, schools or school boards, municipalities or other government agencies, boards or commissions can act as a project partner, but are not eligible to directly receive HCF funding. Even if your organization is not eligible for direct funding, we request that you distribute this information widely amongst your networks and to your colleagues in eligible organizations.

The Ministry will assess all Statements of Interest and will invite selected organizations to submit a more detailed project proposal. Funding is available for up to 19 months (2015/16 and 2016/17) from September 2015 – March 31, 2017. Approval for funding will be determined based on a competitive review process that considers the criteria and objectives of the HCF Fund, the capacity of organizations to deliver, the evidence base for proposed activities, and the overall demand for program funding.

The government is committed to the priorities outlined in ‘Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care’ the next phase of Ontario's plan for changing and improving the health system. The HCF Program Stream aligns with and supports the Action Plan by funding projects intended to improve access to health promotion services, connect people to coordinated services in their own communities, inform and support people so they can make healthy decisions and behaviour changes, and protect the public health care system by providing value for money and helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Ontarians.

The priorities and requirements for funding under the HCF Program Stream are outlined in the attached Program Guidelines. If your organization has any questions, I encourage you to send inquiries to the Ministry via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submission of completed Statements of Interest is Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) to the HCF email address at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program provides grants to support the rehabilitation, improvement or expansion of “not-for-profit” or City-owned existing community recreation facilities within the City of Winnipeg. New funding applicants will be accepted until June 5.

The province also announced $3 million in grants to support recreation and cultural facilities across Manitoba.

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For more information about the Winnipeg Community Intrastructure Program funding opportunity click here

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The We Are Cities: Community Innovation Grant helps to fund initiatives seeking to build more livable cities—exciting and healthy places to live, work and play. It is sponsored by the Cities for People initiative and provides two levels of funding ($2,000 or $5,000) to community groups working to build more sustainable and livable communities through local action. This grant supports projects addressing issues critical to the success of our communities including, but not limited to, mobility, the built and natural environment, citizen engagement, multi-sectorial collaboration, policy design, waste management and energy. Eligible projects must demonstrate the potential to be scalable and relevant in communities across Canada.

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