You’ve been approved for Bee BC Funding. Now what?

Congratulations on your successful application, and welcome to the Bee BC Project Resource Hub.

Implement your Bee BC project like a pro, with our guides, templates and more!

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.

Don’t have an Bee BC Funded Project?

If your project number looks like BEE-202###-0####, you’re in the right place. If it is IFSAP-202###-0#### or something similar, you’re on the wrong page. Go to our Project Resource Hub to navigate to the correct page.

Important Information

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.

Funding Acknowledgment

**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 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.

The funding acknowledgement logos (aka. graphic identifiers) must be used on all marketing, promotional and communication materials.  This includes reports, publications and materials such as websites, brochures, posters, presentations and signs.

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.

Submitting Materials

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.

Have Funding Acknowledgement Questions?

Not sure what to do with a certain marketing material? Where to put the logo and credit line?

We understand, it’s a lot of details. The Comms Team is here to help.

IAF Client Portal Reporting


All reporting will be done via the IAF Client Portal. When your reports are ready you will receive an email to your inbox with directions. To complete or review a report, click the Report card on the left-side of the IAF Client Portal and navigate to the relevant project or report.


Funding Acknowledgement Requirements PDF

Download the funding acknowledgment requirements specific to the Bee BC Program here.

3rd Party Use Form

Complete this form and include with materials that include the logos being submitted for comms approval.

Bee BC Logos

Download a zip file with a variety of Bee BC logos.

Program Guide

Download the Bee BC Program Guide.

IAF Client Portal

The client portal is where you will access everything relating to your project including reporting and funding acknowledgment approval.

Client Portal Support

Visit this page, for tutorial videos to guide you in your experience using the portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

A funding acknowledgement is a way of recognizing that your project activities are being supported by funds provided by the federal and / or provincial government.

The three common items you will be asked to include are funder logos, credit lines and disclaimer statements. Exactly how you recognize this funding depends upon what you are communicating (the content), where you are communicating (geographical location of your audience) and how you are communicating (by what means).

Communication and marketing materials include, but are not limited to: product labels, packaging, menus, shelf danglers, sell sheets, brochures, flyers, product catalogs, print advertising (including billboards and vehicle wraps), posters, pop-up banners, recipe cards, shopping bags, aprons, placemats, static digital adverts, social media posts, press releases, newsletters (including digital and print), web pages, videos, scripts, TV advertising, Radio Advertising, media articles, advertorials, event invitations.

All of these materials, if part of your project, require an approval. Therefore you will need to follow the step-by-step guide for submitting your communications materials for approval.

All communication and marketing materials related to your project need to be approved to ensure that the Government Funders are acknowledged appropriately. They also need to be approved to ensure that funding recognition is applied in a uniform manner across project materials and across projects for the duration of the program.

Still have questions?

We are here to support you through the process. We welcome any questions you may have.

Commonly Used Terms and Definitions

your approved set of activities and corresponding budget, as outlined in your Contribution Agreement.

the approved events, deliverables and/or items to be completed within your approved project

the process for seeking approval of marketing / communications materials produced within the project.

the Government of BC, specifically the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Fisheries

the organization that is receiving funding from the program

your final report is your final activity report including a table of expenses incurred under the project.

The portal you used to apply for funding. This portal is where you will access all information about your project including reporting and funding acknowledgement approval.

Funding provided by:

CAP Logo, Province of BC Logo, Government of Canada Logo

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.