The Buy BC Partnership Program is one of the key elements of the enhanced Buy BC Program, and is administered on behalf of the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Agriculture by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia (IAF). The Program includes a licensing component and a cost-shared funding component. It is designed to increase the competitiveness of B.C.’s agri-food and seafood industry in the domestic market by supporting local marketing efforts in complement with a Buy BC brand.
The Buy BC Partnership Program aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Enable industry to undertake sector or product specific Buy BC marketing activities to increase local market share, product sales and consumer awareness;
- Ensure consumers can easily identify B.C. agri-food and seafood products at the point of sale;
- Build and maintain Buy BC brand recognition; and
- Build a greater awareness of, and demand for, local food and beverage products across the province.
Program Guide for Applicants
Program GuideFor more detailed information on the Buy B.C. Partnership Program, to include the program funding model, the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please refer to the program guide
The Steps to Funding
Buy BC Licensing
Notice of Eligibility
Program Eligibility Form
Determine your Eligibility
Select the appropriate eligibility form to determine whether your institution is eligible for program funding. Eligibility forms are accepted all year round.
Program application forms will be made available October 1st for projects starting April 1st the following year. To keep up to date with program announcements please register for our monthly e-newsletter.
The Application Timeline
Program Eligibility Form Deadline for projects starting in April the following year
Consultation calls with Applicants & Project Application Deadline for projects starting in April the following year
December / January
Project Scoring & Assessment
Project Implementation, April through to March