The Food and Beverage Processing Initiative provides funding to assist with development of the food, beverage and nutraceutical processing industry.

Strategic Priorities

Funding is available for projects that match one or more of the following strategic priorities:

  • Enhance the sectoral competitive position of BC food and beverage processors
  • Build BC’s reputation as a leader in health and lifestyle-oriented products
  • Build business relationships and collaboration with value chain partners
  • Enhance communications and coordination among industry stakeholders

Eligible Applicants

  • Industry associations or organizations representing the sector
  • Multiple businesses collaborating towards a common goal (e.g., a feasibility study)

Eligible Activities

  • Collaborative marketing
  • Business/feasibility planning (must provide broad benefit)
  • Needs assessment for the sector
  • Gap analysis
  • Educational activities to deal with emerging issues in the sector (e.g., regulatory changes affecting processors)

Ineligible Expenses

Funding is not available to support individual business development, equipment costs/capital expenses, or projects that support one competitive BC business over another.

Apply for Funding

Please contact us to start the application process to learn more about program eligibility and requirements.

Upcoming application deadlines are listed here as ‘General’ IAF Application’ Deadline.