The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.

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The program supports a rapid response for businesses and is accepting applications from businesses ready to start and finish their online shop within 12 weeks.

  • Up-to 25% of funds will be reserved for Indigenous businesses and businesses operating outside of the lower mainland and greater Victoria.
  • The funds must be used to hire B.C.-based company(ies) to do the online store development.

The Process

Step 1:

Develop a grant proposal that indicates how you plan to use the funds. Businesses need to show a cost estimate that includes how much funding you need and how the money will be spent.

Step 2:

Complete the online application demonstrating that you meet the eligibility criteria and submit your online shop proposal.

Step 3:

Applicants will be contacted within three weeks with the outcome of their application.

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