You’ve been approved for Light Reflecting Material Cost-Shared Funding. Now what?

Congratulations on your successful application, and welcome to the Light Reflecting Material 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.

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

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LRM Projects do not have a reporting requirement – as you submitted your receipts and invoices at the time of application.

Funding Acknowledgment

What is Funding Acknowledgement?

Funding acknowledgement is exactly what is sounds like, acknowledging the funders that are making your project possible. It’s important to the program funders that funding is appropriately acknowledged, and credit given on any public communications.

Not all projects produce materials that require funding acknowledgement, but if you make a social media post, newsletter update, media release, or other public project communications, the material must be submitted in advance of publication for review and approval. This includes any reports or publications you may complete. Not sure if you need to submit something? Contact for clarification.

Communications materials must be submitted to the IAF Client Portal at least 10 days prior to being needed. The approval is granted by the funders, with the process being facilitated by IAF.

For a downloadable PDF of the funding acknowledgement requirements, see the resources section.

Funding Acknowledgement Process

  • 1

    Design Material
    Design project materials, include appropriate logos and/or credit line.

  • 2

    Submit Materials
    Submit your materials to IAF through the client portal at least 10 days in advance. IAF submits to funder for review.

  • 3

    Address Feedback
    IAF will provide you with the feedback received from the funders. If required, you may need to edit your material and re-submit for approval.

  • 4

    Receive Approval
    Once the material has been approved by the funder IAF will notify you to confirm that the material is approved for use.

  • 5

    Use Materials
    Once the approval has been given, you’re free to use the materials.

Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Funding acknowledgements typically include logos (graphic identifiers), a credit line (written statement), and a disclaimer statement. Typically, the acknowledgement appears near the front of a report or publication, at the bottom of the table of contents, on an acknowledgement page or similar.

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 requirements for each type of material.

Submitting Materials for Approval

All materials must be approved in advance. We recommend you allow yourself 7 to 10 business days for approval, as IAF works with the government funder to ensure acknowledgement is appropriate.

Submit to: and include your Project Number (it will look like: LRM-202###-0####)

Please complete and submit the 3rd Party Use Form with your submission. Tip: If you will have additional submissions in future, select/list all the material types you may need on the 3rd Party Use Form and IAF will use the same form each time we coordinate approval with the funder.

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.


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.

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.

Please reach out to finance(at) and they can provide you with assistance.

Commonly Used Terms and Definitions

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

The approved deliverables and/or items to be completed within your approved project.

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

For BCCAF, the Government of Canada, more specifically Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

A reimbursement claim, detailing expenses for your projects completed activities

The organization that is receiving funding from the program

Your final report includes your last expense claim for your project, as well as the completed “Activity Reporting” tab in the Reporting Template.

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.

Still have questions?

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


Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Download a PDF of the funding acknowledgment requirements for LRM here.

LRM Program Summary

Download a PDF of the LRM program summary.

Funder Logo Set

Download the logo set for communications materials.

3rd Party Use Form

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

IAF Client Portal Support

We’ve put together a series of tutorial videos to guide you through the IAF Client Portal.

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.