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FCL’s Community Investment Fund – Canada

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 1, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
FCL’s Community Investment Fund logo
FCL’s Community Investment Fund logo

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a co-operative that supports other co-operatives that serve people in Western Canada. We are a local employer and part of the Co-operative Retailing System which, along with about 180 independent retail co-operatives, helps build, feed and fuel communities.

FCL’s Community Investment Fund supports community programs and organizations that matter to our employees. This fund is administered by employee-led committees in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Projects NOT eligible for funding include:
• Religious or politically affiliated organizations;
• Sports-related events (e.g. golf tournaments);
• Marketing sponsorship requests;
• Projects located outside of Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg;
• Capital funding requests;
Third party fundraising requests.

Utilize This Offer

To apply for funding, projects must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a registered non-profit or charitable organization;
2. Support charitable projects or events that are making an impact in the communities of Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but funding will only be awarded on a quarterly basis.

Quarterly funding deadlines:
• March 31
• June 30
• September 30
• December 31.

All organizations will be contacted regarding the status of their application once the committees have made their quarterly funding decisions.

Please allow six to eight weeks for turnaround after the application deadline.

For more information, please visit https://www.fcl.crs/sustainability/community-investment-fund

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 01
Jun 01

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks, Ana.