AVCC is once again offering our Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award to Innovations in Ag across the entire Annapolis Valley.
Attached is the information for applicants. Please note this year the goal is 2 x $20,000 prize packages. One for Agri-tech and one for Agri-Food.
Also attached is the Sponsorship Information, as all of the prize package comes from sponsors in our communities. If there is someone you think may be a good fit for sponsorship, please contact Judy:
The Government of Canada recently announced a $120 million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative fuel stations across the country as part of the Government’s efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint.
Natural Resources Canada is accepting proposals until March 22, 2018 for its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, which could fund up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per electric vehicle charging unit.
For more information on the program criteria and how to apply, I encourage you to visit the following website:
Please let me know if our office can be of any assistance.
The Community ACCESS-Ability Program reflects the Government of Nova Scotia's commitment to persons with disabilities by providing equal opportunity and improved access to community facilities. This program offers cost-shared grants to community groups for accessibility related capital improvements.
The grants cover up to two-thirds of the direct and indirect costs of renovations, installations, and/or equipment to a maximum of $10,000. The sponsoring organization must raise at least one-third of the funding from other sources. Organizations can receive funding for one project per year under the program.
Who can apply?
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Eligible types of facilities include the following:
Ineligible facilities include
Eligible types of projects include the following:
Government recently announced the Building Vibrant Communities Program, part of its poverty reduction commitment. This program will be offering community grants (up to $50,000) aimed at building the capacity of community organizations and encouraging partnerships, with a focus this year on three themes:
Information on the grants can be accessed here.
NSCC and Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre are collaborating to offer a new and innovative program for entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia. As the only offering of its kind in the province, the Building Your Small Business Program is designed to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and increase support systems for entrepreneurs in our communities.
To learn more, click here.
Do you have an idea for how to prevention sexual violence? We want to fund it!
Although it can sometimes seem too large to solve, we know that sexual violence is preventable. With multiple organizations, groups and communities directing prevention initiatives, the responsibility of preventing sexual violence is shared by the collective community. With the long-term goal of reducing sexual violence, we must focus our approaches on ways to stop sexual violence from happening in the first place.
This fund is meant to support community-based primary prevention initiatives, expand best practices, better research & evaluation, and better use of technology; assist youth groups to reach out to peers in innovative ways; support marginalized populations including African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Let’s experiment with new ideas and methods, use technology, and try things that have not been done before. We want to expand the field of best practices for sexual violence prevention work and this is a key way to do it. Get your creative juices flowing!
• There are 2 grant applications - one for amounts up to $5,000 and the other up to $10,000
• This is a one year, non-renewable grant program
• Deadline December 15, 2017
Download guidelines: Guide
Download an application form: Form
For more information or to discuss a possible idea/application please contact:
Sarah Kay Granke, MSW, RSW
Specialist, Sexual Violence Prevention & Supports
Department of Community Services
T: 902-424-6841 | F: 902-424-0708
The province announced the $1-million Small Business ACCESS-Ability GRANT Program today to help Nova Scotia small businesses be more accessible.
The program supports the Accessibility Act, passed in April, with goals to make Nova Scotia accessible in six areas by 2030.
Funds are available for communication, such as accessible signs, public transportation, education and training, devices for disabled employees and customers, and eligible renovations.
Government will pay up two-thirds of projects up to:
For more information on the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program, or to apply, click here.
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