ETSI-BC to Accept Fall 2022 Funding Intake Applications Starting October 1

Following its record-breaking first year as the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior, during which over $3.1 million in funding was approved for 86 economic development projects throughout the Southern Interior of BC, ETSI-BC is set to start accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Funding Intake on October 1, 2022.

The ETSI-BC grant team is excited to see the innovative ideas being developed by the region’s economic development practitioners. The Spring Funding Intake included many great initiatives. That Intake was over-subscribed, and $386,000 in funding was provided to 21 projects worth over $815,760, including 4 projects led by First Nations.

“We have earmarked $375,000 for our Fall 2022 Funding Intake, which is focused on our Strategic Pillars 1 and 3, Building Economic Development Capacity and Innovating & Advancing Key Sectors respectively,” said Laurel Douglas, CEO of ETSI-BC. “We look forward to greeting our partners at one of the two virtual Information Sessions we’re hosting in late September to help qualified applicants prepare their best possible project proposals.”

The virtual Information Sessions hosted by ETSI-BC Project Consultants Paul Wiest and Renata King via Zoom on September 27 and 28.

“The Info Sessions will explain the application criteria and process, and we will provide tips on ‘getting to yes,'” said King. “If you have economic development projects planned for 2023  that would benefit from ETSI-BC support to help leverage other funding dollars, you’re encouraged to reach out. We aim to inform applicants of the results of their submissions by mid-December 2022.”

Application Guides for both Funding Streams are now available on the ETSI-BC website, and funding applications will be accepted on the Grant Application Portal starting October 1, 2022. Proposals will be accepted up until 4 pm PST on November 1, 2022.

To learn more about the Fall 2022 Funding Intake, register now for one of our Information Sessions:

September 27 at 1pm (PST) > REGISTRATION CLOSED

September 28 at 10am (PST) > REGISTRATION CLOSED

For More Information, please contact:

Paul Wiest | – Columbia, Kootenay, Boundary, Hope and FVRD Areas A&B
Renata King | – Thompson, Okanagan, Similkameen and Shuswap


We’d love to hear from you!

201 – 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2
Phone: 236-420-3680 ext. 0

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