May 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Sustainable Recovery Grant In response to COVID-19, a funding stream is available to support sustainability and resilience for the charitable sector. Successful applicants will receive one-time grant funding for 6-12 months of customized coaching on…

Grant to Support Sustainability in Charities as Demand for their Services Surge

The Sustainable Recovery Grant (SRG), a multi-year partnership from local funders, provides entrepreneurial coaching to charities to help them build sustainability and resilience in four key areas: revenue, operations, leadership, and impact. This focus of…

April 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

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…

March 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Rural Business and Community Recovery Rural communities in the Southern Interior of BC with populations under 25,000, and non-profit business support organizations serving those communities, can access funding to create up to 20 new Community…

February 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Launch 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…

January 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Valley First Community Endowment Projects that enhance the resourcefulness and resiliency of individuals in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. This focus can support programming that improves people’s capacity and ability to care for themselves…

December 2020: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kelowna Active Living & Culture 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…

November 2020: SoCent Funding & Resources

Update: The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant no longer requires that the business be registered for PST.   Kelowna Active Living & Culture Grants This program aims to provide assistance to non-profit sport, event, social…

Analog Social Enterprise Goes Digital

In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed down many workplaces across Canada, Connect Counselling (which provides counselling for the community) faced much uncertainty. Connect Counselling (referred to as Connect) provides affordable and professional counselling…

October 2020: SoCent Funding & Resources

LEVEL BIPOC Grants Flexible, general operating grants of $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in BC to support their work in racial equity and racial justice. Who Should Apply These grants are for BIPOC-led organizations based in…

Kamloops Responds to Disruption with Social Enterprise

Periods of disruption can bring clarity for many organizations; helping them focus priorities and realign activities with their mission. In Kamloops, four social enterprises are responding to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing…

IndigenEYEZ Pilots New Revenue Stream to Increase Impact

We humbly acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People. In an age of global capitalism, climate change and extractive economic models, we have a…

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Social Enterprise Profiles

Social Enterprise Profile: Kamloops Music Collective

The Kamloops Music Collective is committed to building a vibrant and diverse music culture in Kamloops by offering music-based programs to youth in the community. Through their education and programs, the Kamloops Music Collective inspires…

Social Enterprise Profile: Trellis

Trellis is an online platform that enables charities and non profits to showcase their impact and raise funds from their donors. Their software allows fundraising professionals and their donors the ability to simply create and…

Social Enterprise Profile: Elevation Outdoors

Elevation Outdoors is focused on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since their inception they have expanded their program offering to include snowboarding,…

Social Enterprise Profile: OGO Car Share Co-op

OGO Car Share Co-op is a social enterprise that launched in 2013 that gives Okanagan drivers a more affordable and environmentally responsible transportation option. Take a look at what Executive Director Christian Brandt had to…

Social Enterprise Profile: Clubhouse

NAME OF COMPANY: The Clubhouse Child Care Center TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Registered Charity HEADQUARTERS: Kelowna NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 50 YEAR FOUNDED: 1996 THE PROBLEM: Children often do not get enough outside time for play and…