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Grants to British Columbia Businesses and Nonprofits to Promote Local Food and Agriculture

Buy Local Program

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #166421

Grant Description

Grants of up to $75,000 to British Columbia businesses and nonprofits to promote foods that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed locally. Projects must increase the domestic use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors as well as build consumer preference, demand, and sales for local agrifoods sold within the Province.

Examples include:
- Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
- In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, sampling, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
- On-product labeling
- Social media or web campaigns (including new websites)
- Trade shows and events
- Branding and public relations activities.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Associations
- Cooperatives
- Marketing boards
- Aboriginal groups
- Non-profit organizations
- For-profit organizations
- Individual firms (including food processors).

Ineligible Activities

All activities must be directly linked to increasing sales. The following activities will no longer be eligible for funding:

- Social media such as Facebook and Twitter as stand-alone activities (these are only considered eligible as part of a complete social media campaign)
- Awareness building activities with the exception of “new” products introduced to the domestic market
- Domestic market research
- Marketing plans
- Translating materials into English
- Educational events (e.g., producer workshops).

All applicants must have a head office, or be registered, in BC.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply, download the attached forms.

If this is your first time applying to the Foundation send an e-mail to with your name, organization and contact information with your completed application attached.

If you have worked with the Foundation previously, you can e-mail your application directly to the Project Manager you worked with previously.

Canada Post:
Your completed application can be sent to the address below.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within one year.

Contact Information:

Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC
PO Box 8248
Victoria BC, V8W 3R9

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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