Grant Writing Support

Grant Writing Support

Are you Seeking Grant Writing Support Services?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial and federal governments have released grants to support small to medium-sized businesses in COVID-19 Recovery. The Squamish Chamber Grant Support Service provides local businesses with free access to grant writing support, with the goal of supporting the Squamish business community and our local economy. This service is provided to both members and non-members of the Chamber.

The Squamish Chamber is grateful to the District of Squamish – via the BC Restart Grant – for helping make this program possible. 

We offer three levels of our grant writing support services, you may seek one or more of these services.

1) Discussion and Consultation – up to 2 hours

Includes an initial discussion with a grant writer, reviewing grant guidelines and gathering of any relevant information that would be beneficial to your proposal.  

2) Grant Writing – up to 8 hours

Includes support in writing your proposal, conducting additional research as needed, proper formatting and other communications (table, statistics, testimonials, etc.) that would be beneficial to the grant

3) Revision and Review – up to 2 hours

Includes revision and feedback on your proposal from the grant writer, helpful tips for next steps forward, final thoughts and wrap-up. 

Please fill out our request form to determine eligibility and what service(s) you may seek. 

Please fill out our request form to determine eligibility and what service(s) you may seek. 

 A Step-by-Step Guide of the Program

Step OneThe Chamber will administer through the requests from local businesses; please fill out the online form and to determine eligibility.

Step TwoOnce your request has been reviewed and accepted, we will pair you with one of our grant writers to support you during this process. 

Step ThreeConnect with your grant writer to discuss next steps and commence the writing process. 

Step FourReview period with the grant writer.

• Step Five: Chamber pays writer, once your time has concluded.

• Step Six: Fill out survey on experience and feedback on program.

Please note: If your business is applying to a specific grant, contact us a minimum of three weeks prior to deadline so that the grant writer will have enough time to assist you. Our grant writers are here to help you submit a well-polished application, but it is not guaranteed applications with be successful. 

Take some time to review eligibility requirements before you apply, please contact us if you need any clarification on whether your business meets the criteria.  

You ARE eligible if:

• seek funding for COVID-19 related recovery grants

• headquartered in Squamish

• private company (single owner or partnership, employee owner, cooperative or social enterprise/non-profit organization) 

• small to medium sized businesses that employ up to 149 people in B.C. for at least four months of the calendar year

• majority of the share is owned by one or more Squamish residents

• the business is registered in B.C. 

You are ineligible if:

• a government funded business

• a larger sized company (employing more than 149 people, for four or more months of the year) 

* Please note that funding time is on a first come, first serve basis

The provincial government of British Columbia provides a range of services, grants and funding for economic development. Our grant support service program is provided to businesses seeking COVID-19 related grant support, we will not be offering services for non-COVID related grants. 

Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant

Launch Online Grant Program 

Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant

B.C Employer Training Grant-C19 Impacted Worker Training Stream

BC Manufacturing Grant

Visit this page to view more information on the provincial and federal grants.

If you have any further questions on the grant support writing services, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Apply for Grant Writing Services

To our local Squamish businesses, please fill out the request form if you are seeking grant writing support for COVID-19 related recovery.  Once your request has been reviewed and you’re determined eligible, we will pair you with one of our grant writers to provide your requested support service. 

 

FAQ's

How do I apply for this program?

Please read the information above, if interested proceed to fill out our request form. The Chamber will administer through forms and if eligible will pair you with one of our grant writers to support you.  

Is this an on-going program?

This program is made possible by the District of Squamish- via the BC restart grant. It operates on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is expended.

Can we seek assistance with loans, community grants, student aid etc.?

Not through our program, we offer support for businesses for COVID-19 related grants. Anything outside of this scope we not cover. 

How do I know if I'm eligible for this program?

Please read through the information above and fill out a request form to determine eligibility for our program. The chamber administers through requests so we will contact you if you don’t meet the criteria or to verify information. Once eligible, the expert grant writer will further determine eligibility for specific COVID-19 related grants and support you with requested services.  

Can I be matched up with a specific grant writer?

The chamber will allocate the business to writer. 

Who do I contact, if I have further questions?

Please feel free to send an email at admin@squamishchamber.com or megan@squamishchamber.com

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