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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…

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…

Survey: (re)Building a Regenerative Economy

To our fellow social enterprises, social purpose organizations, and social businesses, Purppl has launched a survey to understand the current state of organizations who are participating in the social enterprise and social innovation movement. As…

Kelowna: Dragon’s Den is Looking for Social Entrepreneurs

Investing in Social Entrepreneurs Great news! Dragon’s Den is looking to invest in more social entrepreneurs and wants you to pitch at their event on Thursday. It’s a fantastic opportunity to earn national attention and…