The District of Tumbler Ridge, with 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).

Cresta Tuplin Tumbler Ridge community Grant writerFringe Focus with Cresta Tuplin at the helm has successfully been awarded the part-time contract. Cresta is a Business Development and Marketing Consultant with 15 years of combined experience in marketing, sales and business development while working with and for multi-billion-dollar international conglomerates. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a secondary major in Management Accounting.

Her company Fringe Focus Media specializes in helping small businesses become medium-sized enterprises through actionable go-to-market strategies. She provides hands-on and well-rounded guidance for brand creation, social media marketing, content creation, digital asset management, and business optimization.

As the Community Grant Writer, Cresta will bring her research and business expertise to helping small businesses and community groups to write compelling grants application.

 Cresta can be contacted at or by phone (905) 818-4374.