Kamloops Resilience and Recovery Grant 2021Kamloops Resilience and Recovery Grant

The grant sponsors social enterprises to participate in the Resilience & Recovery Program, a 6-12 month entrepreneurial coaching program. The program helps organizations build sustainability and resilience in four key areas: revenue, operations, people, and impact

Who Should Apply

Kamloops social enterprise and social purpose organizations who are looking for entrepreneurial coaching and are dedicated to advancing a social, cultural or environmental mission.

Deadline: August 23 5:00 PM PDT

Apply Now: purppl.com/credit-unions-to-support-kamloops-social-enterprises-as-demand-for-social-services-grows/


Social Enterprise & Scaling Impact Streams

Innoweave provides funded coaching access for organizations looking to expand a program or implement a new approach or deepen their social impact. 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: August 15, December 15, April 15

Apply Now: innoweave.ca/coaching-streams/apply-for-support/


Youth Eco Wage Subsidies - Socent funding - PurpplTraining & Wage Subsidies for Environmental Jobs

These programs help employers attract new talent, while saving initial wage and training costs. Best of all, young practitioners and students will be able to kickstart their career journey and gain meaningful work experience.

Who Should Apply

Youth (30 and under) and Host Employers in Canada.

Maximum Amount: Up to 80% of wages.

Deadlines: Not specified.

Apply Now: eco.ca/environmental-professionals/employment-funding-and-job-board/apply-for-job-funding/


Tourism Relief Fund - Social Enterprise Funding - PurpplTourism Relief Fund (TRF)

Supports tourism businesses and organizations adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth.

Who Should Apply

Non-profit and for profit tourism operators.

Maximum Amount: $100,000 in grants or $500,000 in financing.

Deadlines: Not specified.

Apply Now: wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/20180.asp


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

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is dedicated to funding health, education and technology focused charitable programs for at-risk youth in communities across Canada.

Who Should Apply

Registered Canadian charities with a focus on education, health and technology initiatives for at-risk youth.

Maximum Amount: $20,000 (or up to $200,000 for national, territorial or provincial charities).


  • Thompson Okanagan – September 10
  • Vancouver – September 17

Apply Now: friendlyfuture.com/en/foundation/apply-for-funding


First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC)

All the programs they fund support the vitality of Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage, with an aim to rebuild cultural systems impacted by colonization and support Indigenous self-determination.

Who Should Apply

Many grants available with varying application criteria.

Maximum Amount: n/a

Deadlines: 2021 and 2022 deadlines

Apply Now: fpcf.ca/grant-programs/


Indigenous Growth Fund - social enterprise resources - purpplIndigenous Growth Fund

The Indigenous Growth Fund (IGF) is a new $150M investment fund that will provide access to the capital that Indigenous small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long sought and lacked. Indigenous entrepreneurs across all industries, including emergent exporters and food and agriculture related businesses, will be able to access the Fund via business loans from a network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) throughout the country.

Who Should Apply

Indigenous small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country.

Maximum Amount: Not provided (loan)

Deadlines: Not provided.

Apply Now: bdc.ca/en/about/mediaroom/news-releases/indigenous-growth-fund-raises-150m-first-round-support-indigenous-entrepreneurs-canada


The Black Entrepreneurship Program - Social Enterprise funding and resources - PurpplBlack Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

With an investment of up to $350.8 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future.

Who Should Apply

Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country.

Maximum Amount: $250,000 (loan)

Deadlines: Not provided.

Apply Now: ic.gc.ca/eic/site/150.nsf/eng/h_00000.html


Women Entrepreneurship Strategy - FUnding for socents by PurpplWomen Entrepreneurship Strategy

The government is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a more than $6-billion investment that aims to increase women-owned businesses’ access to the financing, talent, networks and expertise they need to start up, scale up and access new markets.

Who Should Apply

Women business owners and entrepreneurs.

Maximum Amount: Loans of up to $50,000 + mentorship and knowledge expansion opportunities.

Deadline: Not provided.

Apply Now: ic.gc.ca/eic/site/107.nsf/eng/home


Vancity Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program - SocEnt Resources and Grants - PurpplVancity Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program

Vancity and Women’s Enterprise Centre give women, and anyone who identifies as women or non-binary, more access to the funds they need, more networking opportunities with like-minded people, and more advice from experienced mentors.

Who Should Apply

Start-up and growth stage businesses that are majority woman-owned and controlled, and struggling to meet working capital needs due to COVID-19.

Maximum Amount: Not provided.

Deadline: Not provided.

Apply Now: join.vancity.com/unity-women-entrepreneurs-program/


Steps Training KRC - Purppl SoCent Resources and FundingSkills Training for Employment Program

STEPs Program supports vulnerable individuals to employment through Skills Training and Employment supports so that they can achieve Sustainable Employment.

Who Should Apply

The program is open to support vulnerable and under-represented groups, facing two or more barriers to seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment.

Maximum Amount: Not applicable.

Deadlines: Program starts October 4th.

Apply Now: kcr.ca/employment-services/steps


2021 Impact Investor Challenge - Purppl SocEnt Resources and Funding 2021 Impact Investor Challenge

The Challenge is an 11-week training program to maximize your impact through purpose-driven investing and entrepreneurship.

Who Should Apply

Early-stage impact investors seeking to make investments and purpose-driven entrepreneurs looking to fundraise.

Maximum Amount: Not applicable.

Deadline: September 12, 2021.

Apply Now: spring.is/programs/impact-investor-challenge/


Columbia Basin Trust - Social Grants - PurpplImpact Investment Fund

If your organization needs a loan for a credible business opportunity, but isn’t able to secure conventional financing, this fund may be able to help.

Who Should Apply

The Impact Investment Fund provides loans to First Nations organizations, social enterprises, non-profits and businesses that are not able to secure conventional financing to support credible investment opportunities which have significant positive and measurable community benefits.

Maximum Amount: Not provided.

Deadline: Not applicable.

Apply Now: ourtrust.org/grants-and-programs-directory/impact-investment-fund/


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

Apply Now: kelowna.ca/sites/files/1/docs/community/Culture/centralokanaganfoundation.org/grants/city-kelowna-grants/


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

Apply Now: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/community-gaming-grants


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.

Apply Now: ventureforcanada.ca/employers

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