Stronger BC grant provides funding to B.C.-based business to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.
The program supports a rapid response for businesses and is accepting applications from businesses ready to start and finish their online shop within 12 weeks.
Develop a grant proposal that indicates how you plan to use the funds. Businesses need to show a cost estimate that includes how much funding you need and how the money will be spent.
Complete the online application demonstrating that you meet the eligibility criteria and submit your online shop proposal.
Applicants will be contacted within three weeks with the outcome of their application.
Program application intake is open until the funds have been fully subscribed. Funding will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses.
For the projects to have an immediate benefit, the funds will be given as soon as a business has been approved for the program.