New Buy BC e-commerce funding is available to help the province’s farmers and food and beverage processors overcome some lost sales during the Covid-19 pandemic by moving their products online.
The B.C. government is providing $300,000 to support industry-led Buy BC e-commerce activities. The funding is under the Ministry of Agriculture’s Buy BC Partnership Program. It helps farmers, ranchers and food and beverage processors market their products as locally grown, raised, harvested or produced, making it easy for British Columbians to Buy BC.
The program provides financial support to access and develop websites that accommodate online sales and helps cover the costs of marketing and shipping products to consumers throughout the province.
Online applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, from May 15 to May 29, or when the funding is fully subscribed. The provincial government’s Buy BC Partnership Program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia. For Buy BC application details, visit: https://iafbc.ca/buy-bc/
- The funding is available to B.C. farmers, and food and beverage processors of all sizes.
- To be eligible, an applicant must have at least two years of business revenues, be licensed to do business in B.C. and be growing or processing one or more products in the province.
- Each successful applicant is eligible to receive up to $5,000.
Buy BC e-commerce funding details: https://iafbc.ca/buy-bc/buy-bc-partnership-program-e-commerce-funding-stream/