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  • B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Program
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: community-partners, vendors Application Difficulty: intermediate

    The program provides two steps of financial support to work with a B.C. Ministry of Agriculture pre-approved Qualified Business Consultant. Services include feasibility analysis, financial and business planning and skills development for agriculture and food production and processing activities, including for community food security.

    BC General
  • B.C. Employer Training Grant
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: community-partners, farmers-markets, market-managers, vendors Amount: $10,000 Application Difficulty: intermediate

    To keep up with a constantly changing workforce, the B.C. Employer Training Grant is offering skills training support to employers within small, medium, and large businesses. The grant allows for employers to receive up to 80% reimbursement of their training fees, resulting in both a financial benefit for employers and skills improvement for workers. Up to $10,000 is supplied per employee and $300,000 per employer, annually. Can be used for FOODSAFE Level 1 Online.

    BC General
  • Vancity Community Branch Partnerships
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: boards, community-partners, farmers-markets, market-managers Amount: $500 Application Difficulty: beginner

    Each Vancity branch makes small partnership contributions of up to $500 to support local initiatives that are aligned with our funding priorities in the communities we serve. Through this program, branches aim to create reciprocal partnerships in their local community.

    Metro Vancouver , Sea to sky , Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
  • Alacrity – Digital Marketing Bootcamp
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: community-partners, farmers-markets, market-managers, vendors Amount: $1,592 Application Difficulty: beginner

    This virtual skills-training program provides participants with relevant and current education around the components of digital marketing. Designed to work with a flexible schedule, the bootcamp itself entails roughly 10 hours of study per week, which students can complete at their own pace. By the bootcamp’s end, all participants will receive a Digital Marketing Bootcamp certificate and will be able to position the organizations they work for or own for successful growth online

    BC General
  • Canva For Non-Profits
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: boards, community-partners, farmers-markets, market-managers, vendors Amount: $150 Application Difficulty: beginner

    The design tool made with nonprofits in mind. Discover the easy way to create high-impact social media graphics and marketing materials. Register now to get Canva’s premium features for free.

    BC General
  • FPSC Student Work Placement Program
    January 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: vendors Amount: $7,000 Application Difficulty: intermediate

    SWPP+ has been uniquely designed for businesses in the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry to hire students in post-secondary education for work terms and post-graduate employment. Posting a job, hiring a college or university student, and accessing up to $7,000 in wage subsidy has never been easier.

    BC General
  • Riipen: Level Up
    October 1st - December 31st , 2022
    Target Audience: boards, community-partners, market-managers, vendors Amount: $1,400 Application Difficulty: intermediate

    Turn your business challenges into fully-scoped projects with defined deliverables. Not sure how to get started? Look for inspiration from other projects or use an off-the-shelf project template. Popular project areas include: Communications, Digital & Social Media Marketing, Market Research, Sales Strategy, Product Launch, Graphic Design, Website Development

    BC General
  • Mary Forstbauer Grant
    1 days left November 1st - November 30th , 2022
    Target Audience: vendors Amount: $500 Application Difficulty: beginner

    In honour of the late Mary Forstbauer, founding member and president of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM), this new grant will be presented annually to a BC farmer who sells at BCAFM member farmers’ markets. The award is to be used by a farmer for the implementation of a new initiative on their farm.

    BC General
  • BCAFM Inclusion Vendor Grant
    1 days left November 1st - November 30th , 2022
    Target Audience: vendors Amount: $500 Application Difficulty: beginner

    To be eligible for the grant, farmers’ market vendor business owners will self-identify as experiencing barriers to inclusion and equity and sell farm or food products at BCAFM member farmers’ markets across the province of BC. Farm or food products include farm products, prepared foods or ready to eat foods.

    BC General
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