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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) opens new window

This program encourages partnerships among private sector firms, universities, colleges and other research institutions to develop new or improved products and services.

Building Canada Fund opens new window

Funding is provided for municipal infrastructure projects, particularly in smaller communities. It focuses on improving infrastructure in areas such as water, wastewater, culture and recreation.

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Business Development Program (BDP) opens new window

Funding is available to set up, expand or modernize your business. It can also provide financing to develop your innovative ideas and improve your competitiveness. Focusing on small- and medium-sized enterprises, this program offers interest-free loans. Non-profit organizations providing support to the business community may also qualify.

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Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) opens new window

This fund invests in strategic projects that build the economies of Atlantic Canada's communities.

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Women In Business Initiative (WBI) opens new window

WBI provides financial support to not-for-profit business organizations to then help women entrepreneurs find the resources they need to grow their businesses and compete.

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Young Entrepreneur Development Initiative (YEDI) opens new window

YEDI offers financial support to not-for-profit business organizations, colleges and universities and municipalities for business skills training and financial support to Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs under 35 years of age.

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Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Community Investment Programs opens new window

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Bell Aliant

Community Relationships Program opens new window

The overall objective of Bell Aliant's community relations program is to support organizations that deliver programs and initiatives that have a meaningful and lasting impact on Atlantic Canadians.

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Canada Post

Canada Post Community Foundation opens new window

Applications from registered charities, school programs or community organizations are invited for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to provide support for initiatives that benefit children.

The maximum amount of funding available for any project is $50,000. The Grant Advisory Committee will ensure fair and equitable regional and provincial distribution of funds raised. The Canada Post Community Foundation funds projects in any given year from donations received in the prior year.

An annual granting process will be used to distribute funds for projects that best meet the Foundation’s vision.

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Canadian Heritage

Funding Opportunities opens new window

Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians

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Community Business Development Corporations opens new window

The Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) are a network of autonomous, not-for-profit companies working to meet the needs of small business. The CBDCs assist in the creation of small business and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs.

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Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

Green Team Program opens new window

The Green Team Program provides financial support and guidance to community based projects involving the enhancement, restoration, and sustainable development of our natural and cultural resources while at the same time also providing meaningful training and work experience to young people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Internship Program opens new window

The Internship Program provides community partners with financial support and guidance for projects related to environmental conservation or heritage preservation, while interns are provided with meaningful work and training opportunities in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Eastern Health

Community Development Fund opens new window

The purpose of the Community Development Fund is to work with local community groups and organizations to support projects that foster the development of healthy communities. The Community Development Fund will provide grants to community organizations/groups to identify and take action on priority needs that contribute to a healthier community.

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Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Heritage Structure Maintenance Grant Program opens new window

Maintenance Grants will be given to Registered Heritage Structures which have already received their maximum restoration grant under the Registered Heritage Structure Grants Program, and have an easement in place.

Registered Heritage Structure Grant opens new window

A structure must be designated as a Registered Heritage Structure opens new window before its owner is eligible to apply for a Registered Heritage Structure Grant. The grant, administered on a 50/50 cost-shared basis, can cover up to 50 percent of the cost of preservation measures and/or restoration of exterior features only.

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Funding Programs opens new window

Learn about the funding opportunities (grants and contributions) that are offered by HRSDC, Service Canada, and Labour: what programs are currently accepting applications, listings of all programs and who can apply, and links to more information.

New Horizons for Seniors opens new window

The Program funds projects that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their communities – from enabling seniors to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences with others, to improving facilities for seniors' programs and activities, to raising awareness of elder abuse.

Social Development Partnerships – Children and Families opens new window

The Children and Families component of the SDPP invites not-for-profit organizations to apply for funding through calls for proposals. Each call for proposals has specific eligibility criteria, funding priorities and funding levels.

Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability (SDPP-D) opens new window

The Disability component of the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP-D) supports projects that are designed to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the program supports a wide range of community-based initiatives that provide effective approaches in addressing social issues and barriers that face people with disabilities.

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Husky Energy

Community Investment opens new window

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Imperial Oil

Community Investment opens new window

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Irving Oil

Community Fuel Grant Program opens new window

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Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Community Arts Program opens new window

The Community Arts Program (CAP) is available to community-based arts organizations and groups. The program funds projects related to arts workshops, presentations, productions, new creations, adjudicator fees, artist fees, and travel costs.

Labrador Cultural Travel Fund opens new window

The Labrador Cultural Travel Fund (LCTF) provides travel assistance to:

  • Residents of Labrador to participate in arts and heritage activities on the island portion of the province
  • Labrador organizations to bring in resource people from the island for seminars, workshops or similar events

Professional Festivals Program opens new window

The Professional Festivals Program (PFP) is available to professional not-for-profit arts festivals or series that exclusively run during a concentrated period of time. Applicants can apply for costs related to artist fees, technical costs, venue rental, administration costs, workshop sessions and travel expenses.

Professional Project Grants Program opens new window

The Professional Project Grants Program (PPGP) is available to professional artists, groups and not-for-profit arts organizations. Grants support projects related to creation, production, operating and travel costs, etc. Only individual artists can apply for living expenses.

School Touring Program opens new window

The School Touring Program (STP) is available to professional artists, groups and not-for-profit arts organizations to support significant touring productions to schools throughout the province. Offered in partnership with the Department of Education through its Cultural Connections Strategy, the program provides students with direct access to high quality artistic experiences. The program covers touring costs only (i.e. travel, accommodation, per diems, artist and technician fees, tour administration, royalties, and limited rehearsal).

Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations opens new window

The Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations (SPPAO) is available to professional arts organizations that further the arts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Grants support administration and project costs

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Newfoundland Labrador Housing

Provincial Homelessness Fund (PHF)

PHF is designed to provide funding to:

  • Assist registered non-profit organizations by providing capital funding for the development of support services space for the provision of on-site and outreach services;
  • These services promote housing stability and greater self reliance for those at risk of homelessness. The space can be developed either through new modest construction or renovation of an existing building;
  • PHF funding is not available for the purchase of a building.

Affordable Rental Housing Non-Profit Initiative

The objective of the Affordable Rental Housing Non-Profit Initiative is to assist in the creation of an affordable rental housing supply to benefit as many low-income households as possible, at the most affordable rental rates achievable. Successful proposals from the nonprofit and community based sector will be eligible for limited capital assistance in the form of a forgivable loan of up to $125,000 per eligible affordable rental housing unit ($150,000 in Labrador).

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North Atlantic

Community Giving opens new window

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Parks Canada

National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program opens new window

The National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program is a contribution program whereby up to 50% of eligible costs incurred in the conservation and presentation of a national historic site, are paid to the site owner in the form of reimbursements. Eligible recipients are incorporated not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government, and not-for-profit aboriginal organizations.

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Research & Development Corporation

Industrial Research and Innovation Fund opens new window

The Industrial Research and Innovation Fund (IRIF) focuses on building research and development capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador’s post-secondary institutions and other not-for-profit research facilities. IRIF is designed to develop, attract and retain highly qualified researchers and to act as a catalyst in promoting collaborative R&D among academia and industry.

R&D Proof of Concept opens new window

R&D Proof of Concept helps reduce the technical and financial risk of pre-commercial research and development (R&D) projects for small- and medium-sized enterprises where R&D is required to realize the commercial potential of innovative products, processes, or services. Target projects are up to 18 months in duration (with a maximum of 1 project per applicant at any point in time).

R&D Vouchers opens new window

The R&D Vouchers program provides small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with research and development (R&D) vouchers up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum voucher of $15,000 per project that will improve access to and establish collaborative relationships with academic researchers, research facilities and other R&D performers.

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Suncor Energy

Community Investment opens new window

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Community Involvement opens new window

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United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador

Community Fund opens new window

United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued its latest Call for Proposals. Registered Charities throughout the province are encouraged to apply for funding for programs and services.

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Vale Canada

Community Investment opens new window

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Canada’s Rural Partnership

Community Development Program, Building Rural and Northern Partnerships opens new window

Did you know rural communities have access to as much as $100,000 in federal funding for collaborative projects aimed at increasing a region’s competitiveness, encouraging innovation and tapping into existing natural amenities?

In order to help rural communities achieve success, the Government of Canada is offering funding to qualifying projects under the Community Development Program, Building Rural and Northern Partnerships. The program aims to help rural communities – especially those that are reliant on natural resource sectors, to engage the communities in developing sustainable economic activities

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