Sherry Berringer, a long-time resident of Tumbler Ridge since 2001 has many years of experience in the community working in the school environment as a teacher and a School Board Trustee for Tumbler Ridge. Sherry knows this role well, having been the Community Grant Writer in 2009/2010 and then again in 2013/2014. Sherry has served on several boards – Library, Food Bank, Community Forest, currently a Director of TRMBA and Lion’s Club (treasurer).

If you need assistance with accessing grants please contact Sherry from S&B Marketing at (250) 719-6489 or

The District of Tumbler Ridge, with the assistance of funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), has contracted a part-time community Grant Researcher/Writer. The Grant Writing Support program provides annual funding to support a grant-writing position in a local government or First Nation band. The grant writer supports communities by preparing funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs in order to access more funding dollars to support economic development projects and initiatives.

Non-profit community groups often rely on fundraising initiatives, such as grants, to fund their programs and projects. The Community Grant Researcher/Writer can assist you in finding suitable grants for your project;

  • Research and identify grant opportunities.
  • Conduct pre-grant application meetings with community members to determine cost/benefits, timelines, responsibilities, criteria and application process.
  • Assist with additional documentation and technical requirements required by the funder (e.g., letters of support).