Grant Secrets for Canada

The Human Element in Government Grant Funding

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Know Your Government Grant Proposal

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Government Grants for Disconnected Youth

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Options for a Second Career

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Get Motivated to Get Government Grant Funding

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Assistive Technology through iPads and Android Tablets, and How Government Grants Can Help

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Free or Cheap Legal Aid for Canadians

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Government Grants for Farming

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Should You Include Politics in Your Government Grant Proposals?

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The World is Your Marketplace: Government Grants for Exporting

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A Subtle but Powerful Way to Make Your Government Grant Proposal More Effective

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Google Grants Can Help Your Non-profit or Charitable Organization

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Grants to Write Books, Plays, and Poems

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

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What’s the Difference between Scholarships and Educational Grants?

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Government Grants for Disconnected Youth

A community issue that is common throughout many countries is the problem of disconnected youth. What “disconnected” means in this sense, is a sense of alienation from the family or community, or both. This creates challenges for the youth, the family, schools, neighborhoods, law enforcement, and more.
It’s an important issue, which is why government grant money is

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Be an Urban Pioneer and Get Government Grants

Government grants are often used as a tool of social engineering for governments to encourage or accelerate some desired outcome. In the case of neighborhoods that are geared to undergo a renewal and renaissance, government grants are a way to encourage growth and rebuilding. The trick, though, can be to get the process started.

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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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Canadian Government Funding for Your Small Business Innovations

If you have innovative ideas or plans for technological advances in your Canadian small business, you may qualify for government money and technical assistance. The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides technology advice, assistance, and services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help with building innovation

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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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Grants for Education Scholarship to Students Worldwide

Golden key in keyholeGolden Key encourages its members to dream big, and never, ever stop. The Society not only offers education-based scholarships to make those dreams a reality, but awards for service and leadership achievements, as well. Golden Key grants give advisors the opportunity to develop their skills professionally, while the fellowships offer graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to further their knowledge through foundation-backed research. Some scholarships target specific fields of study, allowing members to study alongside those with similar interests. Others focus on countries or regions, affording members the luxury of studying abroad or participating in a faraway internship program.

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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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5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Startups are always hard. But if you don’t pursue your dreams, you’ll never know if it stand the chance to be successful. Dreams are all we have. Take them seriously.

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Find the Perfect Match for Yourself

WANTED: Someone with common interests, compatible viewpoints, a sense of generosity, honest communication, who is smart and sensible. The goal is a good future together, in a long-term, mutually satisfying relationship. I’m of course talking about the match between you and a potential grant funder. One of the most important aspects of getting grant money is having a good match between the funder’s priorities and your needs.

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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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New Business Grants in Canada

New business grants are provided for the purpose of helping a start-up enterprise in Canada. Often, the funding is provided in addition to the entrepreneur’s own funds and may be referred to as a “non-repayable contribution”.
The level of help offered to budding entrepreneurs can vary according to location and circumstances, and the assistance can be in a variety of forms.

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PetSmart’s “Pets in the Classroom” Grants Make Lessons Crawl, Chirp, and Swim

petsmart-classromStudents can stand eye-to-eye with a bearded dragon or write about a hamster’s habitat with help from a Pets in the Classroom grant from PetSmart, available now for the 2013 school year in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Administered through the Pet Care Trust, the grant helps pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers cover most of the cost of a classroom pet and start-up supplies.

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A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story

Quite often, if you want to receive grants and funding, you will be asked to submit a grant proposal. How you structure it will depend upon what the grant funder requires and your own decisions on what’s best. Each request for proposals is unique, with varying degrees of how creative you can be. As usual, though, we’re going to follow our rule of doing exactly what the grant provider asks of you, to maximize your chances for grants and funding. To the extent you can, you should make your grant proposal tell a story.

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How the Job Bank Can Help You

Are you looking for a job or need skills training? If you are unemployed or would like to transition into a different career, the Canadian government offers a number of programs to help you succeed. You can get help deciding on a career, finding a part-time or full-time job, upgrading your skills through training and education, or even learning how to run your own business.

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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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You Can Benefit by Helping Others

This website provides you with plenty of information about how you can receive government grants for yourself or your organization. But here, we’re going to take a quick look at how you can provide for others and benefit yourself. You can donate cash, services, or useful items to charities that benefit communities, men, women, children, or animals.

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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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Options for a Second Career

There may come a time in your life when you find that it’s necessary or desirable to train for a second career, so it’s good to know that there are often government grants that will help you learn a new trade. In past times, workers typically stayed in their chosen career from the time after school, until retirement. In our changing economy, though, that’s becoming less common.

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