You’ve been approved for Bee BC Funding. Now what?
Congratulations on your successful application, and welcome to the Bee BC Project Resource Hub.
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Here, you will find a step by step outline of your responsibilities as a Funding Recipient and all of the information needed to successfully manage your funded project. If you still have questions after reviewing the content of this resource, please don’t hesitate to contact our Program Delivery team.
We strongly recommend you take a few minutes to review the information below – even if you have received funding in the past. A few minutes now could save you time in the future. Please pay special attention to Funding Acknowledgement and Reporting, as failure to comply will negatively impact your organization’s ability to secure government funding through this or any other IAF delivered programs in the future.
**All materials must be approved before they’re public!**
Generally, projects under the Bee BC program don’t produce a lot (or any) materials that require Funding Acknowledgement, but if you decided to do a social media post, newsletter update, media release, or similar the material must be submitted in advance of publication for review and approval. The same goes for reports or publications you may complete for sharing beyond your team at any point in your project. Not sure if you need to submit something? Contact email@example.com for clarification.
It’s important to the funder of the program that any public communications are appropriately acknowledged and credit is given.
Many projects involve several individuals, organizations, third party contractors and other partners. Please share this information with all those involved in the delivery of your project.
Communications materials must be submitted to the IAF Client Portal at least 10 days prior to being needed. The approval is granted by the Government of British Columbia, with the process being facilitated by IAF. Therefore, this is why we ask for the materials to be submitted 10 days prior to being needed.
For a downloadable PDF of the funding acknowledgement requirements, see the resources section.
How to acknowledge funding:
Funding acknowledgements typically include logos (graphic identifiers), a credit line (written statement), and a disclaimer statement. You must submit proofs of all communications materials in advance of being made public to IAF’s Communications Team. The Communications Team is here to help with questions about funding acknowledgement requirements for each type of material. Typically, we recommend the acknowledgement appears near the front of a report or publication, at the bottom of the table of contents, an acknowledgement page or similar.
When submitting materials for approval you must also submit a Third Party Release Form (see next tab for details).
Reminder: All materials require approval by IAF prior to printing/production/distribution.
Need the logos? Please refer to the resources section below. There you will find a link to download a .zip file with a variety of logos you may require. If you are unable to download a .zip file (due to firewall or similar), please contact the Comms Team and we’ll forward you the logos.
The IAF and BC logos should be used to recognize the Province’s support. Whenever the Province’s logo appears, the user must also complete and submit a Third-Party Use form for approval. This should accompany all materials submitted for approval.
The credit line should appear on general communication materials (e.g. newsletters, event invitations, etc.), webpages, press releases and announcements related to your project. Here are a few samples:
Where the Bee BC Program is the sole funding partner:
This project is supported by the Bee BC Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.
Where there are multiple funding partners:
Funding support provided, in part, by the Bee BC Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.
NOTE: Exemptions to using the credit line may be made when the amount of space is limited and/or it may not be suitable. Please contact the IAF Communications Team for more details.
Disclaimers are required in reports and other publications, especially when they contain recommendations and opinions. Include this statement:
The Government of British Columbia is committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed in this document are those of [the authors] and not necessarily those of the Government of British Columbia or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.
The Government of BC will likely announce their investment in your project (i.e. through a media release). Until this media release is published no public announcement about your project / the funding amount is allowed. If you would like to announce your project prior to the media release the Province, in some cases, may allow client-led funding announcements. If this is something you would like to pursue please contact us with your proposed announcement and we will facilitate the approval process.
All materials must be approved in advance. We recommend you allow yourself 10 business days for approval, as IAF works with the government funder to ensure acknowledgement is appropriate.
It is important to provide materials to staff well in advance of your distribution deadline, as it can take some time to review. The approval process can take up to seven business days and sometimes longer, depending on the type of material being reviewed.
Submitting Materials on the IAF Client Portal
To upload a material for review, navigate to the Funding Acknowledgement section of your project (on the Project card, select Active). Once you’ve scrolled down to the Funding Acknowledgement section, click the ‘green plus’, complete the information, and upload the related document or material. When you click SAVE, it will automatically be submitted to the IAF Team to begin the review process.
The status of your request is available in the Client Portal, on the left side near the bottom you will see a Funding Acknowledgement section. The section lists all your request under review, requiring your attention, approval and declined. You will receive an email to your inbox when updates are made.
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly Used Terms and Definitions
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Please note: the Government of BC may, from time to time, give instructions to IAF in relation to the delivery and administration of this program. IAF must and will comply with those instructions.