The Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund designed to help registered charities scale a social enterprise – the idea being that the social enterprise would generate long-term, sustainable revenue to support the organizations’ charitable objectives.

The fund is for registered charities with some measurable traction or progress on an existing social enterprise, who are seeking mentorship and coaching to scale their social enterprise idea. The program will provide one-time grant funding to join Purppl’s Social Enterprise Accelerator Scale Up Social Program.


Any registered charitable organization may apply.

You must already have some measurable traction or progress on an existing social enterprise (revenue, customers, partners, product, service built, etc.)

You must be within the geographic boundaries of the United Way South Interior British Columbia (ie. Central, South, or North Okanagan, or surrounding communities of Columbia, Shuswap, or Similkameen).

Community Partners

Thanks to our local community foundations for supporting this initiative.

How to Apply

For registered charitable organizations in the Southern Interior area, the 2020 Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund will be open for new applications via the SEA Fund Application Form. Application deadline and details will be forthcoming.

Please contact Reanne Holden-Amadio, Community Investment Manager at or call: 250-860-2356 ext 106 for more information.

Application Process and Overview
Scale Up Social Program

“This grant will enable IndigenEYEZ to leverage the skills and collateral we already hold to increase our reach into the non-indigenous business sector, and become a more sustainable organization in a world that needs cultural awareness more than ever. Our summer camp program aims to get more young people into the outdoors, sharing their cultures & contributing to their mental and physical well-being. Teaching businesses about cultural awareness will generate income to subsidize our programs for youth. Our mission is to inspire an intergenerational legacy of well-being among First Nations & non-indigenous people in BC and beyond.”” 

Kelly Terbasket, IndigenEYEZ Founder (2019 successful applicant to the United Way SEA Fund)

2019 Grant Recipients

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