Rural Innovation Fund - Final Call for Funding
This Fund will allow rural Nova Scotians to develop new and innovative solutions to local and regional concerns, for a sustainable future. Grant size will vary between $5000 and $50,000.
|The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the second and final call for funding under the Rural Innovation Fund Grant Program.|
This Fund will allow rural Nova Scotians to develop new and innovative solutions to local and regional concerns, for a sustainable future. It is made possible by an investment of the Province of Nova Scotia to help rural communities become more resilient and sustainable.
The Fund will give priority to proposals that take innovative approaches to addressing demographic, economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities. It will support community initiatives that focus on:
Applicants must be a registered charity (or be sponsored by one). The proposed program or service needs to have a goal of enhancing community leadership.
- Innovation (a new way of thinking, approaching or addressing issues)
- Community plans (Community Counts, Vital Signs, etc.) that identify the economic, social and environmental priorities of the community
- Strategic initiatives that support the resiliency and sustainability of the community
- Training and learning opportunities to support community plans
- Action plans and initiatives that strengthen and build on resources within the community that provide for viability into the future
Grants are available in the range of $5000 to $50,000 for projects occurring from September 2012 to September 2013. Projects will be approved for a one-year period. The Rural Innovation Fund has $140,120 for disbursement in this final year of the granting program.
Applications will be accepted until noon, June 15, 2012.
For an application form and guidelines for submission, or additional information on the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia, visit our website at http://www.ruralcommunitiesfdn.ca. Inquiries may be directed to Jayne Hunter
1-800-255-5203 or firstname.lastname@example.org