When the society received federal government English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program funding in 2009, the board employed a full-time coordinator and programming expanded to support an ever-increasing number of ESL learners joining the Salt Spring Island community.
While ESLSAP funds are no longer available, core support comes from the provincial government through the Community Adult Literacy Program and monies provided via Decoda Literacy Solutions. In 2018, three part-time staff run Salt Spring Literacy programming and the learning centre in Ganges. SSL moved to new rented premises at 125B Rainbow Road in June of 2017 and held a 10th anniversary celebration there in September of 2017.
The Giant Book Sale, transferred to SS Literacy from the Community Education Society of Salt Spring Island, which no longer exists but whose members started the book sale in 2007, is now a major source of funding, along with the Jewels for Literacy fundraiser, originated by SSLS board member Pat Campbell in 2015.
Individual community members and groups such as the Salt Spring Island Foundation, Rotary Club of Salt Spring Island, the Salt Spring Public Library and Country Grocer also provided much-appreciated funds and support.