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Exciting Changes Coming to the Gazette – NOW GOVERNMENTESE
I’m making a couple of exciting changes to the Alberta Grant Gazette.
First, it’s now called Governmentese. The dictionary defines “governmentese” as “jargon held to be characteristic of government officials.” Grants are government money. You need speak and write that language to win that money. I teach you about “governmentese” in my newsletters.
Second, I’m expanding the content across Canada. Many of you do business in other provinces, so I can show you grants that can be won there. For example, I just won an employee grant for an Alberta company that is incorporated in Nova Scotia as well. How cool is that? Plus, I want you to have a national audience to connect with. If you’re applying for a big grant, you may want to partner with a university in a different province. You’re now one step closer to finding and building that relationship.
Third, I’m moving all my content in the paid newsletter to the SubStack platform. It’s specifically designed for paid newsletters. It’s way easier for you to mange your subscription, see past articles, and – for the fist time – comment on each issue! Because only paid subscribers can comment, I’m hoping to form a serious grant community. Wouldn’t it be great if you were applying to a certain fund and could easily connect to someone who already has a relationship with that grant agency?
I win businesses government grants – just this morning I had a client win an IRAP grant for 100% of a person’s wage. The client didn’t even know the grant existed until I showed them. The new employee was on our call this morning. Pretty cool.
If you want to win grants, you can sign up here. I’ll teach you all I know – all the time!
David Kincade, MA
p.s. Below is a complementary first issue of Governmentese. I want you to see what’s inside. Enjoy!
FortisAlberta launched its Save Energy Grant program to support municipalities, including schools and businesses within its service territory. The company will disburse grants to assist with a variety of energy efficiency initiatives range in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000. Application is year-round. https://www.fortisalberta.com/about-us/in-your-community/grants
Venture for Canada’s Fellowship Program offers post-secondary grads the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial leadership skills through full-time employment and training. Applications reopen in the Fall for 2021. https://www.ventureforcanada.ca/programs/fellowship
The Government of Canada, through the Innovative Solution Canada, is looking for innovators to solve challenges to support the growth of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs. Current Challenge: Detection of food borne pathogenic bacteria using field deployable instruments. Deadline: July 28, 2020. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00001.html
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) through the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. Next intake period: September 15 to October 14, 2020. https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/19762.asp
Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund help participants become more globally competitive by developing innovative technologies and research-based alliances with the potential to foster economic growth. Application is ongoing. http://www.gccir.ca/alberta-europe-collaboration-fund/
Maximizing Funding Potential – from Emission Reductions Alberta. If you want to know more about the organizations funding innovation and clean technology, please join here.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is organizing an education webinar on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:00PM till 2:00PM, to provide Alberta craft beer companies an overview of opportunities in the Netherlands, often referred to as a gateway into Europe. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dwccbeer
Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show with event’s them “Technology Changes Everything”. Date: September 16 – 17, 2020 at Suncor Community Leisure Centre Fort McMurray, Alberta. https://oilsandstradeshow.com/
12. Business Award Deadlines
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best companies to work for, and the HR teams, professionals, achievements, new products, and suppliers that help to create and drive great places to work. Submission of nomination is until July 22, 2020. https://stevies-sage.secure-platform.com/a
Educational webinar for Alberta craft beer companies looking for opportunities in Netherlands. Organized by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Date: July 7, 2020. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dwccbeer