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Investing in Early Childhood Development is Good Fiscal Policy...
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- Community Gaming Grants Capital Projects Funding Eligible organizations will have from August 1 until September 30, 2017, to submit their applications. Applications in the capital projects sector will be competitively adjudicated, with consideration also given to regional distribution, representation of the six community gaming grant sectors, project size and Aboriginal inclusion. Detailed eligibility criteria will be released in the summer.
- Lifelong Connections Fund! The Lifelong Connections fund provides up to $4,500 to support events and activities that raise awareness of the need for permanency for Indigenous and Métis children and youth in foster care. All Indigenous and Métis organizations in BC who provide child and family services can apply! Click here for further information. Application deadline is September 13th, 2017.o What is "permanency"? When kids can’t live with their family, they need other adults to step in and provide permanency for them. Permanency means a child or youth has a secure place in a family and a lifelong commitment from at least one adult who can offer them love, guidance, a sense of belonging, and a connection to their culture and heritage. Sometimes permanency means legal adoption (including Aboriginal custom adoption), permanent guardianship, moral adoption, or a significant lifelong relationship with a relative or family friend.
- Vancity Social enterprise grants. "Experience tells us that sometimes social enterprises need grant support as well as financing, in order to progress from concept to growth. That’s why we provide grants for eligible social enterprises operated by not-for-profit organizations, co-operatives or First Nations/Métis government organizations". Learn more about the grant programs: http://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/GrowingTheSocialEconomy/
- Now Closed: Success By 6, South Vancouver Island Community Grants are now open! Applications are due at 4pm on June 23rd. Find the Application and Funding Criteria under the PDF section or email Lisa Fenton, Regional Coordinator at email@example.com.
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