Grant Secrets for Canada

Find the Perfect Match for Yourself

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Grant Proposal Tip: The Needs Assessment Section Can Be a Balancing Act

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You Asked for It: More about Unexpected Government Grant Offers

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Why Everyone Wants to Give You a Community Grant

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What Do You Do If Someone Offers You a Government Grant that You Didn’t Ask For?

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Why Are Some Government Grant Applications So Long?

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Free Money for Higher Education

Post-secondary education can be one of the...

Using Grants Cumulatively

Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if...

Tips for the Budget Section of Your Grant Proposal

One of the key parts of a grant proposal is...

Develop Your Funding Ideas First

I sometimes have students who are gung-ho to get a...

Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes

How do you think a grant reviewer will see your...

Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?

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Should You Hire A Grant Writer?

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Hidden Grants

Did you know that many local governments have grants...

A Hidden Benefit of Higher Education

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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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Why Are There College Scholarships?

We’re all familiar with college scholarships, but have you ever given any thought to why they exist? There actually are varying reasons for their existence, depending upon who’s offering them, and to whom. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that college scholarships are offered. First, the school itself wants to attract talented students to enhance the reputation and prestige of the

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Hidden Grants

Did you know that many local governments have grants that are not publicized? Some communities have funding set aside, but they don’t publicize it. Often, the only way to find out about available funding is to call or visit your government offices, find the resident grant expert, and inquire about available programs. The best example of this is someone from my own office who wanted a grant to help her with a down payment on a new house.

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Government Grants for Your Registered Education Saving Plan

money-growDo you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for your child? Remember the age 15 deadline if you have not yet opened an RESP for your child. If your child was born in 1999, this is the year to open an RESP and deposit $2,000 before Dec. 31. You will be rewarded with a $500 matching federal government grant for 2014.

For a newly opened RESP with a 15-year-old beneficiary, you must deposit at least $2,000 in 2014 to qualify for grants in 2015 and 2016. By making optimum catch-up RESP deposits of $5,000 in each of the following two years, you can earn up to $2,000 of federal grants.

If you do nothing in 2014, then in 2015, when your child turns 16, you’d be too late for a government grant for a first-time RESP deposit.

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Government Grants Help Underperforming Schools

Every public school student should have an equal opportunity to learn as much as he or she is willing and able to. Unfortunately, not all schools offer the same level of potential learning experience. This can be due to a number of factors. There may be poor curriculum, lack of teacher support, a shortage of learning materials, difficult home circumstances among some students, or other issues that may lead to subpar outcomes. Government grant funding has been allocated to help improve some of these circumstances,

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The Human Element in Government Grant Funding

Grant funding can sometimes seem like an impersonal process. You find the grant funding you’re interested in, read the guidelines, submit your proposal, then receive notification of whether you’ve gotten the grant funding. After you get the grant funding, you will possibly submit periodic reports on how you’re using the money. It’s entirely possible to do this on an impersonal, faceless basis, but not necessarily desirable.

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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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Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?

It’s unquestionably a huge disappointment to work hard on your grant proposal, only to have it not be chosen. At this point you can either become discouraged and give up, or you can use the rejection as a learning experience. Most proposals are rejected. Given the large numbers of proposals that are submitted, that is a reality of the process. However, you can try to pinpoint the reason in several ways:

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Special Olympics BC Receives Government Grant

sobcSpecial Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows athletes will benefit from a $21,000 community gaming grant, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing announced Wednesday.

SOBC Ridge Meadows is a non-profit sport organization providing individuals living with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

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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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$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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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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Finding Scholarship Grants for Single Mothers

Mother and baby in home office with laptopIf you are a single mother, chances are that life is rather hectic and hurried for you. With looking after children, earning enough to support your family, running errands and doing household work, there is not much time or strength left for you to devote to attending college and furthering your educational qualification. However, it goes without saying that having at least a bachelor’s degree will help you immensely in landing a better job, giving you and your family a better quality of life. If you do want to study more but are at a loss when it comes to finding means to fund your education, you should turn to scholarships for single mothers.

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Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT / Web / Graphic Design Graduates

Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT-Web-Graphic Design GraduatesAfter months of anticipation, The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has finally announced the re-launch of their popular small business grants for hiring program. The program, formerly known as ICTC Career Focus, has been rebranded ICTC CareerConnect, capping off a host of alterations aimed at giving small and medium-sized businesses greater access to the program while increasing the maximum funding amount for eligible applicants.

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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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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 Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada

Aboriginal Canadians is a term that encompasses members of First Nations tribes, Inuit, and Métis. These are distinct groups, but one thing they have is common is that there is government money available in Canada for business needs. In fact, the federal government has an online tool to search for government money.

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Why Does the Government Give Grant Money?

Some people may be skeptical that government grants are real because they seem too good to be true. They do exist and are available, and I have countless happy students who can attest to that. Here’s what you need to know though. Grants exist for a purpose. The reason that the government gives money to individuals, organizations, and small businesses is that the grant funds fulfill a purpose.

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