Welcome to Community Futures. We offer financing, training, and advisory services for small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. Community Futures organizations have been dedicated to promoting rural economic development for over 20 years.
Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc awarded 2021 Foresight BCCleantech Community Impact Award
February 19, 2020-Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc. has been chosen as the winner for the 2021 Foresight BCCleantech Community Impact Award!
” Special Thank you to Fran Haughian Community Futures Peace Liard for Nominating Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc.and thank you to the incredible group of partners & team members at @Foresight who work hard to showcase BC’S Cleantech and entrepreneurs for such noble causes.”
Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA) and the seven northern Community Futures announced today that the organizations have entered a formal partnership, working collaboratively to support businesses in the Northern BC region through the COVID19 pandemic.
Community Futures Programs
Many businesses have been or will be affected by Covid 19 and the recent mill closures in the region.
Businesses are a foundation to any community and key to a community’s success. When businesses can’t operate or have operated at reduced levels due to an emergency situation, we know they require support to get them back on track.
South Peace Regional Business Liaison Program
The Regional Business Liaison works with businesses,and stakeholders to access and benefit from economic resources and programs available in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Regional Business Liaison Fran Haughian 250-219-8960 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Care of Business
Has your businesses or enterprising Not-For-Profits been impacted by permanent mill closures, the Taking Care of Business Program may be able to help!
Taking Care of Business – A Community Futures Program, brings funding and one on one support for training to eligible businesses in Northern BC.
The goal is to help you grow your business!
You will be Taking Care of Business with your own membership in the program. As an approved member, you will have access to free online workshops and webinars, professional business support, and you will have completed the first step of the application process for up to $7500 in customized business training.
BC Business Match Program
BC Business Match helps entrepreneurs and their families to find the right business for their skills and interests, and relocate from large urban centers. It’s an initiative designed to sustain and grow the local economies of non-metropolitan BC communities and is spearheaded by Community Futures, a non-profit organization with offices throughout BC.
Applications will be accepted until March 31st, 2021
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)- up to $40,000
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Expansion
Big changes to the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
Since Western Diversification launched it on May 13, 2020, the RRRF has protected over 33,500 jobs in Western Canada and supported almost 7,400 businesses and organizations, of which nearly 45 percent are located in rural areas and 30 percent are owned by women.
Here’s what’s new:
- Over $800 million available for western Canadian small businesses unable to access other federal pandemic support programs, an increase of over $250 million.
- Up to $60,000 of liquidity support to cover eligible COVID-related losses, an increase of $20,000.
- Up to 12 months of liquidity support to cover eligible COVID-related losses from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, an increase of six months.
- Twenty-five percent of all RRRF funding is earmarked for the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sector.
For more information on the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
To apply, please click on the link to start the online application process: RRRF on line application
Funding, Grant, and Support Links
Northern Development Funding Programs
Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant
British Columbia Covid-19 Supports
Connecting businesses with the resources, and guidance necessary to navigate challenges from COVID-19
Canadian Covid-19 Supports
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