Grant Secrets for Canada

Start Funding Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Today!

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Which Canadian Education Savings Grant Should You Choose?

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Crank up the Tunes in Ontario

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Government Grants to Help Canadian Firms Export Technology

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

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Government Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

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How Do You Measure the Success of the Funding You Receive?

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The Truth about College Scholarships for Sports

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How to Tell a Story Effectively for a Powerful Grant Proposal

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A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story

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Why Are There College Scholarships?

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Government Grants Help Underperforming Schools

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Learn a Second Language

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$5,000 Government Grant for Electric Car Buyers in BC

People who buy a clean energy vehicle — including some electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in British Columbia will be eligible for a rebate of up to $6,000, the B.C. government announced.

The incentive program will provide B.C. residents with up to $5,000 off the pre-tax sticker price for new battery electric, fuel-cell electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

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Government Grants for Farming

You may have heard of agricultural government grants and figured that they are for the giant conglomerates and huge corporate farms. This is true in some cases, but sometimes there are also government grants for beginning farmers or for small farms to expand. This type of government grant is often available because it (like veterans’ benefits) is something that the lawmakers do not want to defund, due to public sentiment

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Comparitech Guide: Disaster Recovery

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics and more:

• Cyberattacks
• Business continuity
• Making a disaster recovery plan
• Determining your greatest risk potential
• Additional steps to take to protect your business

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Top Time-Wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding

Top Time-wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding-Chris-JohnsonYou’ve probably heard the old adage “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” This idea also applies to seeking governments grants. It’s entirely possible to work diligently, but have no success. Here are a few of the ways all your hard work can be wasted.

First are you applying to the right funder? Funding organizations are usually clear about what their funding priorities are, but even when they’re not, there are ways to find out. Why waste your time applying to a funder that will not fund your type of project?

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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Young Canadian Entrepreneurs Discuss Business Grants

Young Canadian Entrepreneurs Discuss Business Grants at G20 Youth SummitIn July, 2014, thirteen young Canadian entrepreneurs attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Sydney, Australia. Rebecca Palmer, a Barrie, Ontario-based serial entrepreneur and founder of the Triigo Project, wrote this firsthand report of the key issues and initiatives that resulted.

“Our mission was to encourage the G20, B20 leaders, and the United Nations, to adopt strategies that facilitate youth entrepreneurship as a solution to high youth unemployment rates – 13.6 per cent in Canada – and reduce youth employment below 10 per cent globally by 2030.

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Grant Money for Pets

Most of us are animal lovers. According to polls, a little more than 70% of respondents describe themselves this way. We love our pets and want to see that they are well cared for. It’s no surprise, then, that there is a lot of grant money that is allocated for animal welfare. The majority of this comes from foundations and individuals and goes to animal organizations.

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

One of your resources for grant funding is foundation grants, so knowing a little about how they work and what gets funded can unlock a vast resource of grant money. We’re going to look at a representative sample of foundation funding. These figures are for what was given out in the United States in a recent year, but many of the categories are similar to the types of foundation grants that

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How to Tell a Story Effectively for a Powerful Grant Proposal

Another article, A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story, describes the benefits of creating an interesting narrative in your grant proposal. Briefly, you get a grant more easily if your proposal tells a story. Most of us are not born storytellers, so we need to learn the elements of a good story, the order to present them, the purpose of each, and how to convey them all in the most effective way.

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Government Grant Funding Help Defray Your Education Cost

Government Grant Funding Can Help Defray Your Education Cost-ChrisJohnson-GrantFundingExpertAre you buying books, school supplies and clothing as you get ready to go back to school? Full-time post-secondary students in Canada can expect to pay about $15,000 on average to cover a year of expenses.

Fortunately, the government offers to assist with your post-secondary education costs. The federal government provides various income tax credits, loans and grants; and exempts scholarships from taxation. Provinces and territories also offer loans, tax credits, and tuition reimbursements.

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Grants to Write Books, Plays, and Poems

Do you have dreams of penning the next great novel, play, or poem? Many of us think about it, but don’t get beyond the daydreaming stage. One of the things that might be holding us back is being too busy working and earning a living, to take time to get started. But what if there were government grants for you, available while you do your writing? Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be a starving artist?

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Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants

Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout-Check Out This Scholarship Honoring Vidal Sassoon’s LegacyThe Fall 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship opened on Monday, August 4, with some new and interactive features for aspiring hairstylists and their fans. For the first time in its four years, both the “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarship competitions will allow the public to cast votes on applicants’ entries. Public votes will represent 25% of each applicant’s total score, with the remaining 75% of applicants’ scores determined by a judging panel comprised of esteemed professionals.

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Realizing the Value of an Apprenticeship Grant

_IMG_71671-1024x682After paying her way through school and buying the necessary tools for her trade with the support of the Government of Canada apprenticeship grants, Nina is proudly graduating without any debt and is well on her way to obtaining her Red Seal ticket…

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Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes

How do you think a grant reviewer will see your proposal? Try putting yourself mentally in the place of the reviewer, keeping in mind that he or she has no emotional attachment to your idea, nor any prior background knowledge of why your project would be a good one.Here, we get some hints and insights from professional grant reviewers about what their preferences and pet peeves are (adapted from research by Purdue University).

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Why Are Some Government Grant Applications So Long?

You’ll sometimes encounter government grant applications or proposals that need to be very detailed, with a long list of requirements from the funders that you, as an applicant must fulfill. This can be especially true for government grants because of the government’s penchant for bureaucracy. Before I go on, though, I just want to point out that the long, involved grant

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Are Grants Gifts?

Often, you’ll hear it said that a grant is a gift. I’ve phrased it that way myself. It’s a convenient, shorthand way to differentiate them from loans, to put the emphasis on the fact that they do not have to be repaid.
But in other, important ways, grants are different from gifts, as we like to think of the term.

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Using Grants Cumulatively

Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if you focus exclusively on these, you may miss out on funding your project. A different approach is to seek several smaller grants, which are more commonly found and may have less competition. An effective way to do this is to divide your project into parts that function independently.

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