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

September 1, 2022 – 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.

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ETSI-BC Announces Successful Applicants from its Spring Funding Intake

June 29, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior of BC (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce another successful Funding Intake. Of the 24 applications submitted, a total of $386,000 was awarded to 22 projects that will help build economic development capacity, innovate and advance key sectors in the region. Successful proponents include diverse groups including First Nations, municipalities, business improvement and tourism associations, business support and industry groups in the Southern Interior of BC.

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Spring 2022 Funding Intake Closes with 24 Applications Received

May 9, 2022 – The ETSI-BC team is pleased to share that in the Spring 2022 funding intake that closed on May 1, 2022, we received 24 applications, from organizations based in 8 of the 9 regional districts in our service area. A total of $375,000 was earmarked for the intake and the applications received totaled $526,425, to support projects worth over $1.14 million building economic development capacity, innovation and key sectors in the region.

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Record-Breaking First Year as ETSI-BC

March 10, 2022 – We are delighted to announce our first anniversary as ETSI-BC! We are very proud of our accomplishments since launching ETSI-BC on March 10, 2021. Here are some highlights.

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Supporting Entrepreneurship at Post-Secondary Institutions in the Southern Interior

March 8, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) has supported public post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in the Southern Interior of BC since 2008 with funding of over $7 million. With the launch of its new Strategic Plan in April 2021, funding is now being provided to encourage entrepreneurship and to support post-secondary institutions as they help businesses in the region hire local students and graduates.

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New Funding for 23 Economic Development Projects in the Fall 2021 Funding Intake

December 15, 2021 – Communities in the Southern Interior of BC have some much-needed good news to cap off a year which has brought its share of hardship for this part of the province. The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) has just awarded over $620,000 in funding to support 23 projects that will help build and diversify the region`s economy, as part of its Fall Funding Intake. Project partners include local governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations in the Southern Interior.

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