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SPRE Collaborative Bursary Opportunity

The Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE) is pleased to invite organizations to apply for a full conference bursary to attend Housing Central in Richmond, BC, November 19 - 21, 2017.

  • Are you a non-profit or social enterprise seeking a better space for your programs, products and services?
  • Are you looking for a chance to connect with other non-profits and social enterprises who have a facility and are looking for ways to (re)develop their property? 
  • Are you interested in the broader issues of non-profit real estate development and possible connections to the non-profit housing sector?

Whether or not your organization is contemplating a housing component, the conference themes of leadership, operations and asset management as well as this year's particular focus on asset development or redevelopment will have lasting impacts for your organization’s real estate aspirations.


Conference Bursaries are available to BC non-profit and social enterprise  organizations operating in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Capital Region District, Sea to Sky Corridor, and Sunshine Coast who are engaged in the planning, feasibility analysis, development, redevelopment and operation of community assets, with or without housing components.

In addition to the Conference Bursary,  SPRE will host successful Bursary recipients before the conference for a chance to meet SPRE members and the full Bursary cohort.  A post-conference gathering of the Bursary cohort may also be convened to  share lessons learned and insights gathered.  Details will be provided in the Bursary approval letter.


To apply, please review and complete the Bursary Application Form and return it to us by email to

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 29th, 2017
We thank all applicants, however only successful Bursary applicants will be notified via email or phone if they have been selected for a Bursary by Friday, October 6 th , 2017.


For questions about the Bursary, please contact:

Jordan Brown
SPRE Researcher