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Do you have a great idea to help increase the economic contributions of women in your area? You may be able to fund your project with the Catalyst for Growth Fund!

The Catalyst for Growth project has created the Catalyst for Growth Fund for community projects to carry out actions to advance women in the Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Northern BC, the Northwest and Vancouver Island.

What is the Catalyst for Growth Fund?

The Catalyst for Growth Fund (CFG Fund) provides seed funding to help implement the actions that have been identified at the two BC Economic Forums and four regional dialogues around the province. The amount of funding per project is limited to $5,000 to ensure that many activities get support throughout all regions of BC.

Selected projects will tackle a gap, problem or challenge or take advantage of an opportunity to advance women and you could get up to $5,000 to carry out your idea and make a real difference for women and the economy in your region.

What types of actions have been identified?

To view the actions that were recommended in your region, view the Catalyst for Growth Regional Reports and 2015 BC Economic Forum Progress Report.

The details

  • Projects will be selected by a panel including the steering committee and some peer reviewers selected from among the applicants.
  • Selected projects will be announced in February 2016.
  • Projects must be completed by November 30, 2016 and each proponent must submit a report on their project by December 21, 2016.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Catalyst for Growth Fund! Applications are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2016.

If you have any questions about the Catalyst for Growth Fund, please email