Buy BC Partnership Program

Buy BC Cost-Shared Funding is available for activities that increase the demand for, and sales of, BC agri-food and seafood products within the Province.

Program Announcement

New Applications POSTPONED

As a result of the provincial elections, please be advised that the scheduled program application intake for the Buy BC Partnership Program for the 2021-22 fiscal year has been postponed. Please sign up to IAF’s e-newsletter if you wish to be notified when further information is available.

Current Projects

Projects that have already received Buy BC Partnership Program funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year are STILL going ahead as planned.

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Program Information

The Buy BC Partnership Program, delivered by IAF on behalf of the BC Ministry of Agriculture, has two components; a licensing component and a cost-shared funding component.

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.

The Steps to Funding

  • 1

    Buy BC Licensing

  • 2

    Program Eligibility

  • 3

    Project Application

  • 4

    Project Approval

Determine your Eligibility

NEW! Program eligibility is now part of the online application form!

To determine the eligibility of your organization for funding you will be asked to complete an online eligibility check as the first step to your online application form. Please note that this is a requirement for every applicant, regardless of whether you have previously completed a Part A application.


Program Guide for Applicants

Program Guide

For 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 when it becomes available.



Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Project materials must recognize funding to qualify for cost-sharing

Program Brochure

Recent Projects

Buy BC Pork Promotion Raises Sales…and Spirits!

With nearly a century of corporate history, veteran pork processor Johnston Packers now serves more than 450 local retailers, butchers and restaurants from […]

Getting Students Through The Farm Gate

A taste of something special awaits shoppers at the UBC Farm’s weekly farmer’s market. In addition to a diversity of local foods at […]

Buy BC Helps Local Company Harness Flour Power

Anita’s Organic Mill is out to inspire and connect British Columbians through the love of baking. And thanks to their recent Buy BC […]