Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant – New program criteria

As of March 4, 2021:

  • The program has been extended to August 31, 2021 or until funds are fully expended, whichever comes first
  • Businesses only need to show a 30% revenue loss from March 2020 to now when compared to the same one-month period in 2019


Buy BC Agriculture Program - Social Enterprise - Purppl Buy BC Partnership Program

Logo licensing and cost-sharing programs to help B.C.’s agrifood and seafood sector market their products and increase sales within B.C.

Who Should Apply

Primary Agriculture and Seafood Producers
Agriculture, Food and Beverage, and Seafood Processors or Cooperatives
Industry Associations, Boards, Councils
Agriculture Fairs and Farmers’ Markets
Non-profit Social Enterprises

Maximum Amount: N/A

Deadline: April 7, 2021

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Aquahacking Challenge - Social Enterprise - PurpplAquaHacking Challenge (Western Canada)

Freshwater across Western Canada needs innovative tech solutions to help restore its health. Winning teams access up to $58,000 in total funding awards, a spot in an incubator, and the opportunity to launch their start-up.

Who Should Apply

Post-secondary or recent graduates aged 18-35 years old.

Maximum Amount: This Challenge allows young innovators to launch their start-up with a sustainable mandate. It is a pre-incubator and a stepping-stone for future entrepreneurs in the water sector.

Deadline: April 16, 2021

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Music Grants - BC Arts Council - PurpplProject Assistance: Professional Music

The program supports both organizations and professional independent artists and has two categories:

Development and Creation supports the initial stages of the creative process including research, creation and project development.

Production and Realization supports latter stages of project development, production, remounts, post-production and presentation and those projects intended for presentation.

Who Should Apply

Professional performing arts and culture organization based in B.C. and registered and in good standing as a non-profit society or community service co-op in B.C. for at least one year.

Maximum Amount: No maximum amount.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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Innoweave Social Enterprise Coaching Support

Innoweave provides funded coaching access for organizations looking to expand a program or implement a new approach. Yes, Purppl can help provide the coaching.

Who Should Apply

Any organization with a clear and shared definition of the impact they seek to achieve.

Maximum Amount: $10,000

Deadlines: April 15, August 15, December 15,

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Telus Grants - Funding Resource for Social Enterprise - PurpplTelus Friendly Future Foundation

Due to the global pandemic, funding will be focused on critically important community-based health programs, including mental health and well-being programs, supporting at-risk populations.

Who Should Apply

  • Organizations must have charitable status and be registered by the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Organizations who have a local focus and operate in a TELUS Community Board region
  • Single-year programs should focus on public health and technology

Maximum Amount: $20,000


  • Thompson Okanagan – January 17, April 24, September 11
  • Vancouver – January 31, May 1, July 31, September 30

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City of Vernon - Social Enterprise Grants - PurpplVernon Council Discretionary Grants

This stream provides one-time seed money to build agency capacity through engaging in customer driven revenue development models to help improve their sustainability while solving long term community, social, and environmental challenges.

Who Should Apply

Community based Not-for-Profits or Registered Societies that contribute to the general interest and quality of life for Vernon residents.

Maximum Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: April 30, 2021.

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COF Grant - Funding for Social Enterprise - PurpplCentral Okanagan Foundation Project Grants

The Central Okanagan Foundation encourages organizations considering an application to attend a virtual information session Wednesday, March 17.2021, 1:30 pm.

Who Should Apply

Central Okanagan registered charities.

Maximum Amount: Not provided.

Deadline: May 3, 2021, 3:30pm

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United Way SIBC Community Grants

Funds projects that enable community organizations working in our priority areas to improve their infrastructure and operations, increase their longer-term sustainability, and serve the community better. Provides core operational funding where the funded expenses strengthen the organization’s longer-term resilience. Purppl can also help with these projects- let’s talk about how we can work together.

Who Should Apply

Registered charities that exhibit strong governance, administrative practices and financial management.

Maximum Amount: $25,000

Deadline: May 31, 2021

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Launch Online BC Grant - Funding and Resources for Social Enterprise - PurpplLaunch Online Grant Program

The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based business to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets.

Who Should Apply

BC Businesses (for profit) with less than 149 BC employees, and sales of $30,000+ in 2019. See website for full eligibility details.

Maximum Amount: The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.

Deadline: First come, until funding runs out.

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Kelowna Consulting Grant - Social Enterprise - PurpplKelowna Organization Development Grants

This program aims to provide assistance to non-profit sport, event, social service and cultural organizations for the purpose of undertaking activities or initiatives which develop the organization’s capacity and sustainability.

Who Should Apply

Kelowna-based, established, non-profit society or a registered charity with a sport, event, social service or cultural mandate.

Maximum Amount: Funding can be used to cover 100% of the consulting or tuition/registration costs, to a maximum of $5,000.

Deadline: Open in-take

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Community Gaming Grants BC - Funding for Social Enterprise - PurpplCommunity Gaming Grants

Community Gaming Grants funding enhances community life through supporting programs that: provide opportunities for enrichment through participation in sport and the arts, enhance and protect our local environment, improve quality of life for community members; and,  enhance and support the safety of our communities.

Who Should Apply

Not-for-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.

Maximum Amount: $250,000


  • Arts & Culture: Apply between February 1 and April 30
  • Sport: Apply between March 1 and May 31
  • Public Safety: Apply between July 1 and August 31
  • Environment:  Apply between July 1 and August 31
  • Human and Social Services: Apply between June 1 and November 30

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Venture Canada - Funding for Social Enterprise - PurpplVenture Internship Program

Internships for post-secondary students across Canada. Dynamic, aspirational young people find their way to the Venture for Canada community. We select the ones with the character traits Canadian startups and SMEs say they need and we train them to stick a landing.

  • 75% subsidy
  • Each funding round can cover up to 20 weeks of employment
  • Employers can participate in multiple semesters, and even hire the same eligible student for up to two consecutive semesters

Who Should Apply

  • < 500 employees
  • Any industry, offering an entrepreneurial role
  • Located in BC, AB, MB, SK, NB, NS, PEI or NL

Maximum Amount: Up to $2,800

Deadline: Not provided.

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