Other Resources


Funding Sources for BC Communities

This site has a searchable database of funding sources as well as a number of lists by type of organization. The CivicInfoBC web site describes it as a resource Òintended primarily for rural communities, [which] is provided through a partnership between the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of Greater Trail, the BC Rural Team, and the BC Rural Network.


Agricultural Cooperative Development Initiative.

Financing Your Co-op

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

The Foundation finances strategies, plans, programs and projects that push competitive boundaries and lead to sector-wide growth. We are unable to provide start-up funding for individual producers or processors or help with commercial business expansion.

Funding Provided By
Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF)
Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund (CARD)
Safety Net Companion Program


Arts Partners in Creative Development:

Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) is a strategic investment partnership to assist B.C. arts and cultural organizations create and develop new works or further develop existing works, with the intent of producing, presenting or exhibiting them at the highest standard.

British Columbia Arts Council:

The council was established by the province of British Columbia to provide and open, accountable, and neutrally administered process for managing funds for British Columbia arts and culture.

Canada Council for the Arts

“The Canada Council for the Arts, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage, is a national arm’s-length agency which fosters the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, as well as administering scholarly awards…”

Culture Heritage and Recreation:

Government-wide Programs and Services
The Government of Canada’s one-stop web access to government Culture, Heritage and Recreation programs and services.


Community Futures Development Association of BC:

Founded in 1992, the CFDABC was established to promote, coordinate and facilitate community economic development initiatives; to foster a better understanding of the Community Futures program; and, to serve as a catalyst in promoting strong partnerships between key stakeholders involved in the community economic development process.

Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Financing Information:
Funding for business, not-for-profits and public sector initiatives.


Canada. Environment Canada. Funding Programs:

Environmental stewardship, infrastructure project funding, and youth initiatives.

British Columbia Ministry of Environment.

Clean Air Research Fund:
The B.C. Clean Air Research Fund (CARF) has been set up to promote research into air quality issues. It is jointly managed by the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute, Greater Vancouver Regional District, and B.C. Ministry of Environment.


Aboriginal Canada Portal:

Government and non-government funding for aboriginal economic development and business

British Columbia First Citizens’ Fund:

The First Citizens’ Fund, a perpetual fund created in 1969, is available for cultural, educational and economic development for Aboriginal people in British Columbia.


Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Our Mission: To support sustainable real estate and land use practices for the benefit of British Columbians.

Columbia Basin Trust:

The Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.

Centre for Sustainability:

The Centre for Sustainability (CFS) was established in 2003 with the mission to increase the capacity and effectiveness of people and organizations engaged in British Columbia’s not-for-profit sector.

Community Foundations of Canada. British Columbia:

Links to community foundations in British Columbia. Funding opportunities are located through each local community foundation web site.


Angel Forum:

A one-day meeting bringing together private equity investors and companies seeking equity.

Canada Business Services for Entrepreneurs:

The government information service for business and start-up entrepreneurs in Canada.

B.C. Ministry of Economic Development.

Investment Capital Programs:
Three key programs to help small business gain access to capital: venture capital programs, employee share ownership programs, and the labour sponsored funds program.

Small Business BC:

2007 Overview of Government Financing:
Created in 1993 as a federal/-provincial partnership, this is British Columbia’s resource centre for business information and services.


BC Ministry of Tourism Sport and the Arts. Obtaining Funding:

The Government funds sport and recreation at a provincial level – through provincial and multi-sport recreation organizations such as Soccer BC, PacificSport, BC Special Olympics, etc. This funding is provided to these organizations through a transfer of $6 million to the 2010 Legacies Now Society. Funding from the SportsFunder Lottery is also directed to provincial and multi-sport organizations, which make specific decisions on which groups or individuals receive funding.

Culture, Heritage and Recreation database:

Sports and Recreation Funding:
A database of funding opportunities listing contributions, events, exchange opportunities, funding, general services, grants, learning resources, licensing & permits, locations, reservations, scholarships, sponsorship, and training programs.

Canada. Canadian Heritage.

Sport Canada. Funding Programs
Athletic assistance, sports support and hosting program

Youth Canada

The federal government’s one-stop portal for youth oriented programs and funding aimed at individuals 15-30 years old. Most funding opportunities are scholarships or other education assistance.