Applications are due April 30th, 2018

Community Futures Business and Entrepreneurship Fund

Community Futures' Business and Entrepreneurship Fund provides up to $5000 in funding for projects that directly support job creation and economic diversification in the North Cariboo region. Examples include projects that result in:

  • The replacement of goods and/or services that are being purchased from outside of the region with locally-sourced goods and/or services,
  • Export opportunities for local business,
  • Increased tourism/visitor revenues,
  • New revenues and/or cost savings for business, and/or
  • Increased business and entrepreneurial skills.

Projects will also be evaluated for the extent to which they provide marketing or promotional opportunities for Community Futures training, counseling, and loans programs. Examples of potential marketing opportunities include:

  • Presentations and/or relationship building opportunities with potential business clients and key influencers - i.e. banks; accountants; bookkeepers; lawyers; real-estate agents; Quesnel Downtown Association; South Quesnel Business Association; West Quesnel Business Association; Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce; and First Nations groups.
  • Advertising/promotional recognition - i.e. published articles; signage; events; social media.

Some examples of past projects include:

  • North Cariboo Agricultural Marketing Association for their Agricultural Awareness and Marketing Project and Ag LEAP
  • Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce for their 2015 and 2016 Home and Outdoor Adventure Show
  • Island Mountain Arts for the Art is Your Business Conference

Application deadlines are January 31st, April 30th, July 31st, and October 31st of each year.

For more information, please review the following and contact our General Manager, Greg Lawrence, at 250-992-2322.

Upcoming Events

Hwy 97 Wildfire Recovery Cruise

Thursday Mar 22, 2018 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
@ Community Futures North Cariboo
Community Events


Thursday Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
@ Best Western Tower Inn

Stress and Time Management

Friday Apr 27, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
@ Best Western Tower Inn


Cariboo Regional District


Community Futures North Cariboo


Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation


Quesnel Community Foundation


Rotary Club of Quesnel


enterprising non-profits


Northern Development Initiative Trust


Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op Community Support Fund


Community Futures Development Corporation of British Columbia

Resource Link


A Guide to Funding, Information, and Development for Non-Profits

Non-Profit Handbook 2013.pdf - ( 886.94kb )
Guides & Information

Business and Entrepreneurship Fund Program Overview & Application

2.-Projects-Fund---Business-and-Entrepreneurship-Application.pdf - ( 113.03kb )
Application Forms

Facilities and Equipment Fund Program Overview & Application

3.-Projects-Fund---Facilities-and-Equipment-Application.pdf - ( 71.13kb )
Application Forms

Growing the North Magazine 2017

CommunityFutures_2017_P4.pdf - ( 3,614.42kb )
Guides & Information

Sponsorship Fund Program Overview & Application

4.-Projects-Fund---Sponsorships-Application.pdf - ( 57.58kb )
Application Forms

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