The Rural Innovation Fund will support proposals that take innovative approaches to addressing demographic, economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities. The Fund will support initiatives that focus on the economic, social and environmental priorities of the community, strategic and innovative initiatives that support the resiliency and sustainability, training and learning opportunities, and action plans and initiatives that strengthen and build on resources that provide for viability into the future.
April 11, 2011
The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce its Rural Innovation Fund.
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 $500,000 by 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
- community plans (Community Counts, Vital Signs, etc.) that identify the economic, social and environmental priorities of the community
- strategic and innovative 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
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.
Grant size will vary between $5000 and $50,000. Projects will be approved for a one-year period. Depending on remaining funds an additional call for proposals may be made for a second year.
Applications will be accepted until noon, June 15, 2011.
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 email@example.com
Notice of Meeting
Annual General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Place: Nova Scotia Community College
Learning Resource Centre 111,
McCarthy Hall (Library Building)
36 Arthur Street, Truro NS
The 30 minute business meeting is followed by presentations by guest speakers.
Phil Davison, Senior Associate with the Extension Department and Coady International Institute, Rural Leadership Program
Leadership Grant Recipients:
Ken Schwartz, Artistic Director, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre (sponsored by Ross Creek Centre for the Arts)
Conor Falvey, Volunteer Navigator, Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership (sponsored by Lunenburg United Way)
Rebecca Michelin, Education Coordinator, Hope for Wildlife Society
All are welcome to attend. Please confirm your attendance on or before April 20, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.255.5203 or 897.2444. Refreshments will be served.
Bylaw change notification:
Currently 4.04: all directors elected by the voting members shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. A director may be elected to serve two (2) consecutive terms of office following his or her initial election (representing a total of 3 consecutive years for directors elected for a 1 year term initially and 4 consecutive years for directors elected for a 2 year term initially). A former director not elected to serve two consecutive terms of office shall be eligible for re-election following a two (2) year absence from office.
Proposed change: The Board agreed that members could take one year off and return to the Board and/or the Board might agree that “due to extenuating circumstances” a Board member might be asked to remain.