Relief funding coming for hard-hit businesses (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Lori Cascaden

Communications Manager
Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
lori.cascaden@gov.bc.ca
778 698-2892

Backgrounders

Grant funding details

Businesses impacted by the March 30, 2021, provincial health orders will be eligible to receive between $1,000 and $10,000 in grant funding.

  • The majority of eligible businesses will receive a grant of $5,000.
  • To be eligible, a business is required to:
    • confirm it has been affected by the recent provincial health orders;
    • provide electronic banking information;
    • confirm that it is registered as a B.C. business;
    • produce a business validation document, such as a business licence, liquor licence, notice of assessment or lease agreement; and
    • confirm majority ownership and operations and payment of taxes in B.C.
  • Applications are expected to open the week of April 12, 2021, and will close on June 4, 2021, or until the funds are dispersed.
  • To register to receive an email notification when applications open, businesses can visit: www.gov.bc.ca/business-relief
  • Businesses that have received, or are in the application process for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant, will be contacted about applying for the Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant.