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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…

Globalization and the Emergence of Local Social Enterprise

As the pandemic continues to destabilize communities around the world, the importance of local social enterprise models is emerging. The Naramata Centre and Purppl hosted an interactive discussion about the topic and participants came together…

Funding Available for Kamloops Social Enterprise: Focus on Sustainability and Resilience

* Info Session: Resilient Recovery Program for Kamloops Social Enterprises – July 9 at 2:30 PM. Register here. Funding sponsors participation in a new Resilient Recovery program, a 6-12 month entrepreneurial coaching program, co-delivered by…

Survey Findings – COVID-19 Recovery Planning for SPO’s

On April 15th, Purppl launched a survey to understand the current state of social purpose organizations (SPOs) and how we, supporters of the social innovation movement, can move from response to recovery and emerge stronger….

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…