Grants and Funding

Below is a list of grants and funding opportunities to help your business/organization.

Overview of federal Government Services for Small Businesses

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Canada Small Business Financing Program

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Small businesses or start-ups operating in Canada with gross annual revenues of $10 million or less. Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment.

Workplace Accessibility Grant

The Workplace Accessibility Grant program provides direct supports to small business employers in British Columbia by providing direct financial assistance towards creating an inclusive work environment for persons with a disability(ies). The maximum allowable grant will be $1000/business.

Accepting applications from June 21, 2021, through April 30, 2022, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Innovator Skills Initiative

The Innovator Skills Initiative provides up to $10,000 to help employers hire a new employee. The program helps under-represented people get their first job in BC’s tech sector and supports companies facing skills shortages to grow and expand.

Accepting applications from Sep 27, 2021, to Mar 11, 2022. 

2021-22 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program

The annual Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program provides one-time funding to organizations from across BC for the implementation of crime prevention and remediation projects.

Accepting applications from October 13, 2021, to November 24, 2021.