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Canada: Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families – Financial Empowerment of Low-Income People

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 4, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 5, 2021
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The Social Development Partnerships Program makes strategic investments to support government priorities related to children and families, people with disabilities, the voluntary sector, official language minority communities and other vulnerable populations by playing a unique role in furthering broad social goals.

It provides an opportunity to work in partnership with social not-for-profit organizations to help improve the life outcomes of these target groups.

Activities funded by the program are expected to lead to the development and sharing of knowledge of existing and emerging social issues; the creation of collaboration, partnerships, alliances and networks; and the development of approaches to respond to existing and emerging social issues.

Over the long term, program support for these activities will help the not-for-profit sector and partners be more effective in addressing existing and emerging social issues, and will help target populations have access to information, programs and services tailored to their unique needs.

This call will fund projects that increase the financial wellbeing of low-income adults.

Utilize This Offer

Applicant organizations must:
1. be located in Canada;
2. have
a) proof of a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number,
b) CRA registration number,
c) proof of provincial incorporation or registration;
3. be 1 of the following organization types:
a) not-for-profit (including charities and other qualified donees);
b) Indigenous (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities);
c) provincial / territorial entities, such as (but not limited to):
• educational institutions: school boards, colleges and universities;
• health and social services: hospitals, community health centres, community centres;
• municipalities: towns, cities or municipal government departments and agencies.

This funding supports projects that focus on the following objective: to develop and carry out financial empowerment services and supports to help increase the financial wellbeing of low-income adults.

Projects must address more than 1 aspect of financial wellbeing, and must offer more than 1 type of service.

Your project must meet all of the following criteria:
a) end by March 31, 2026;
b) request no more than $3 million per project;
c) meet the objective of this funding process;
d) include at least 1 formal partnership;
e) offer chances to low-income adults to actively contribute to the project’s design and implementation;
f) activities must take place in Canada;
g) propose activities to increase the capacity of your organization in the areas of:
• engaging and collaborating with partners;
• sustainability planning.

Note: Activities can be local, regional, or national in scope.

Eligible organizations can apply for up to $3,000,000 CAD.

Submit your application before 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern daylight time, July 6, 2021.

Before submitting your Application for funding, make sure that you have included all of the required documents in your application package.

We expect to make funding decisions in fall 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 04
Jun 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information 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 regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thanks, Ana.