Funding Opportunities

Spicer Facilitation

Client testimonials help let others know about the work of Spicer Facilitation. Carole works with a variety of clients including individuals, businesses, government, academics, not-for-profit and community groups. These are their stories.

Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG)

CNLJG provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. This funding program is administered by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funding is available to:


  • A private sector employer, not-for-profit organization, industry association, employer consortia, unions, or an Indigenous government or organization
  • Incorporated or a sole proprietor

Community Capacity Building (CCB)

CCB provides financial support to not-for-profit economic development organizations including regional economic development associations, municipalities, industry/sector groups, educational institutions, and any other community-based organizations involved in economic development.  This funding program is administered by the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Support is provided in a non-repayable contribution. Eligible activities include:

Strategy and Planning

  • Strategic Planning
  • Proposal Writing
  • Project Management
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Opportunity Management

Relationship Building

  • Public Participation
  • Conflict Management
  • Group Dynamics

Organizational Skills and Management

  • Organizational Governance
  • Board Orientation
  • Meeting Management
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Communications Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management

Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP)

CAP provides financial support for producers, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations in the agriculture industry. This funding program is administered by the Department of Fisheries, Forest and Agriculture at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Under Business Development, eligible activities include:

  • Business Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Plans: Planning and development of industry or sector strategies; studies and industry analysis

Consultant Advisory Services (CAS)

CAS provides financial support to avail of Consultant Advisory Services to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada. Funding is offered by ACOA with CBDCs handling the administration and counselling involved. Eligible activities include:

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Business Management Development Practices
  • Access to Capital
  • Market Readiness/Export Potential
  • Specific Studies/Business Plan Mentoring
  • Business Coaching
  • Business Valuation
  • Aftercare/Mentoring and Follow-Up

Other organizations often provide funding to their clients for various initiatives. These include, but are not limited to:

Several of my clients have availed of one or more of these funding opportunities to subsidize the cost of hiring me as a professional facilitator, or to subsidize training costs to attend one of my workshops.