Due to high demand from B.C. farmers and food companies, additional funding has been added to support more of the Buy BC e-commerce applications that were received after the initial funding was committed.
In response to the first round of funding being committed in less than one week, the B.C. government is providing an additional $250,000 to support industry-led Buy BC activities focused on e-commerce, for a total of $550,000 under government’s Buy BC Partnership Program.
The program provides financial support for farmers and food and beverage processors to access and develop websites that help online sales. The program also helps cover the costs of marketing and shipping products to people throughout the province.
The additional funding will help fund the applications that came in after the program was fully subscribed May 15. No new applications will be accepted. The Province’s Buy BC Partnership Program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia.
Buy BC e-commerce funding details: https://iafbc.ca/buy-bc/buy-bc-partnership-program-e-commerce-funding-stream/
More about Buy BC: https://buybc.gov.bc.ca/