On this page: Local grants, DIY methods, Grant databases.

If your organization is planning a project that will require funding, please ask us for help!  You can find the Request for Funding Assistance form here.

Local grants

Managed by Denman WORKS!

Community Project Grants
(see details of previous grants)

Project Support Programs

Managed by the CVRD (Comox Valley Regional District)


Managed by other Denman organizations

DIRA (Denman Island Residents Association) manages  Recreation Grants

DIY methods

Impact Money Finder

This site has easy tools for locating many kinds of funding (some for business, some for non-profits): Angel investors, crowdfunding, loans, equity, grants, syndicated deals, tax credits, and venture funds.

How to Raise Money with Crowdfunding

If you want to try your hand at crowdfunding, read this brief on best practices,  by one of our previous staffers.

Google Suite for non profits 

Improve your fundraising (get free ads!) and very much more: spread your nonprofit’s mission, engage new supporters, get donations online. (Not open to schools, or academic institutions, hospitals or healthcare organizations, governmental entities and organizations.)

Storytelling for fundraising

Our non-profits are small compared with some of the customers listed on the website of Vanessa Chase Lockshin, but the principles of fund raising appeals are the same, even if you use only Facebook bulletin boards, the Grapevine, or the Flagstone. Download her .pdf guide or watch a video on YouTube.

Partnership and collaboration.

A DIY approach to economic development is always under control of the community. The Leaky Bucket concept helps communities to explore ways to retain the money that is already flowing into and around the community and to prevent it flowing out.
The .pdf describes one way the concept has been used by small rural communities. From the Coady Institute in Antigonish, N.S:

Tech Resources

TechSoup Canada offers charities, nonprofits and libraries an opportunity to acquire donated and discounted technologies (and learning resources) from their donor partners, such as Microsoft Office and Bitdefender Antivirus. What do you need? There is a long list to choose from.

Google Suite for Nonprofits is free to registered NPOs (what is Google for Nonprofits? read a review). Get access to G Suite Basic, using your domain. Besides Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Hangouts Meet, G Suite provides access to Google Ads, with $10,000 per month of free advertising to promote your organization & causes in Google search results. See if your nonprofit qualifies (scroll down to “Request a Google for Nonprofits account” – you will need a Google account).

Grant databases

Grant Connect is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about funders. Denman Works! has a licence to use this resource: please contact us for help.

Community Futures provides information on sources of funding and support for social, economic, and environmental community development initiatives in BC. Contact information for each program is provided to facilitate direct access to current and updated program information.

CivicInfo BC is a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in applying for grants available to British Columbia’s local governments and non-profit organizations.

Canadian Subsidy Directory of Grants, Loans and Government Programs.

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