Funding Opportunities

We deliver a variety of government programs to assist the agriculture and agri-food industry in BC. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a local marketing or an export opportunity, enhancing environmental sustainability or developing a new product or process, funding is available to help turn your idea into reality.

Buy BC Cost-Shared Funding Program

Buy BC Partnership Program Cost-Shared Funding is available to applicants to undertake sector/product specific marketing and promotional activities to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifood and seafood products within the Province.

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CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program

The CBCAIP assists BC agri-food producers, value-added food processors, academia, and others in the agri-food sector industry to accelerate the pace of innovation along the innovation continuum.

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CAP: BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program

The B.C. Agri-food and Seafood Market Development Program helps B.C. agri-food producers, agri-food and seafood processors, co-operatives and associations to identify, assess, target and develop market opportunities to increase their sales outside of B.C.

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Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund

Announced in February 2018, the B.C. government’s Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund provides up to $5 million in funding over four years to support marketing, infrastructure, and research to support a competitive tree fruit sector in B.C.

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Bee BC Program

Announced in 2018, the Bee BC Program provides up to $350,000 in funding over four years to support small scale regional/community-based projects to research, explore, field-test and share information about best management practices associated with bee health.

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Other Programs

IAF delivers a variety of government programs to assist the agriculture and food processing industries in BC.

These include the Agri-Food Futures Fund, Agriculture & Agri-food Adaptation Programs, the Agriculture Area Planning Program and more.

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