Supports, Funding, and Grants
What is your business’s ‘if only’?
Access lending, advising and business development to reach your goals.
Community Futures North Okanagan brings you programs and services to help you focus on what matters most in your unique business—and access all the supports and resources available to you. Together, we’ll collaborate, act as a sounding board and help point you in the right direction so you can tap into business grants, funding and our network.
Business Planning Tools & Resources
How We Help
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you started out with a vision to share your passion and expertise with others. Now you want to expand your business and leadership skills so you can foster lasting growth.
Discover the tailored business development program and service that’s a fit for you.
A Business Accelerator for Women
An Accelerator for Agricultural Businesses. (to download word doc)
Business Exchange is your chance to join a group of small business owners navigating common problems and sharing ideas and strategies to make the most of opportunities.
Reach your exporting potential with dedicated support along the way.
We’re a community-minded lender that sees the whole picture and all of your possibilities.
Are you looking for business grants, funding or programs to help you start or grow your business? Community Futures can connect you with a range of government programs for businesses to help with expansion, development, innovation and labour.
Starting a Business
Research and Development Programs
- IRAP – Innovation and Funding
- SR&ED – Tax Incentive
- Mitacs – Partnerships between Academia and Industry
- Engage Grant
- NSERC Programs for Research and Innovation
- Southern Interior Development Trust
- Concierge Services for Business
- Food Safety Systems Implementation (Processor) Program
- Innovation Canada
Ready to take on your next challenge?
About Community Futures
From our office in downtown Vernon, Community Futures North Okanagan offers employment, business and economic development services to help residents build their future and the community. We service Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Grinrod, Lavington, Lumby, Mara, Spallumcheen, and Vernon.