The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the charitable sector and the Sustainable Recovery Grant aims to respond directly to emerging and shifting sustainability needs of charities and charities with social enterprises. The grant will provide coaching and support focused on resilience and recovery in four key areas: revenue, operations, people and impact.

Successful applicants to the Sustainable Recovery Grant will receive one-time grant funding for 6-12 months of customized coaching and support through Purppl’s Resilience & Recovery Program. This grant is a partnership between United Way, Interior Savings Credit Union, Valley First, the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

Criteria

Successful applicants to the fund will receive one-time grant funding for customized coaching and support through Purppl’s Resilience & Recovery Program.

Eligibility:

  • Registered charity, with preference given to charities with social enterprise initiatives.
  • Facing challenges or opportunities in one or more of the four sustainability focus areas (revenue, operations, people, impact).
  • Must have at least one paid staff position.
  • Located within the geographic boundaries of the United Way Southern Interior BC (Central Okanagan, South Okanagan Similkameen, North Okanagan Columbia, Shuswap).
  • Able to contribute $400-500 per month to program costs for the duration of the program.

Purppl helps social purpose organizations and social enterprises build financial resilience and improve their impact. Their goal is to enable social enterprises to implement sustainable revenue models so they can to implement long-term solutions to community, social, and environmental challenges.

Sustainability Focus Areas

  • Revenue: Build, refine, and grow a sustainable revenue model
  • Operations: Implement and improve internal process
  • People: Personalized support to help your team level up and lead
  • Impact: Define your organization’s desired impact, plan how to achieve it and measure it

More about Purppl

Sustainable Recovery Grant Partners

Thanks to the following community and corporate partners for not only funding but for their leadership and vision for this program. This grant is provided as a partnership between United Way, Interior Savings Credit Union, Valley First, Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

How to Apply

The application deadline is Monday June 7th, 2021 at 5:00pm PST. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a short discovery call in mid- June. Grants will be awarded on June 30th, 2021.

If you have questions about the application, please contact Sherry Ferronato at sherry@unitedwaysibc.com, Director of Community Investment & Wellness with United Way SIBC.

Sustainable Recovery Grant Application

“During this time of heightened need, it is even more important that we partner together to collectively provide leadership in our communities. This includes convening to rebuild and ensure sustainability of the charitable sector in the communities we serve. The Sustainable Recovery Grant allows us to set our sights on COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts to support the resilience of our charity partners.”

 Kahir Lalji, Executive Director, United Way SIBC

2020 Sustainable Recovery Grant Fund Recipients

In the News