BC Website Grant (Launch Online)

BC Website Grant (Launch Online)
BC launch online website grant

Get a $10,000 ecommerce website for only $2,500

THE GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN CLOSED AHEAD OF THE SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE DUE TO OVER SUBSCRIPTION

With the 2021 BC Launch Online grant program, eligible BC-based business receive 75% of the costs to launch or substantially improve their ecommerce website.

We're a BC business supplier that's authorized to implement an approved grant application to build an ecommerce site for your business.

Our cost is $10,000 for a Premium Theme setup and configuration on Shopify. This is a turn-key ecommerce solution. If you're approved for the grant, you'll receive $7,500 from the BC government, meaning your cost out-of-pocket is only $2,500 for a full ecommerce website.

Grant funds are limited and approved on a first come, first serve basis.

Is Your Business Eligible?

If you meet the following criteria, you qualify to submit an application for the grant:

  • The business is owned by a BC resident(s)
  • The business’s sole or primary operations are located in BC
  • The business:
    • Is currently operating
    • Is registered in BC
    • Employs 1-149 BC residents
    • Pays taxes in BC
    • Maintains a
      • Federal business number
      • GST number
      • PST and WorkSafeBC number (if applicable)
    • Generated sales of more than $30,000 in the past year
  • Must use a BC-based ecommerce service supplier to conduct the work (we are a BC-based ecommerce service supplier!)

How long does the application process take?

1) The application takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.

2) Application approval takes up to 3 weeks.

3) You'll receive an email once the grant application is approved and receive the $7,500 grant in 1-3 weeks.

Once approved, then what?

1)  You have limited time to use the grant (up to 12 weeks) so it's important to get started quickly. We'll send you a Scope of Work document to sign that outlines the work we'll do.

2) We'll get started on building you a Shopify Ecommerce site or upgrading your existing one to Shopify. This usually takes 4-8 weeks.

3) After launch, we provide an optional, but recommended, ongoing Ecommerce Expert monthly retainer to ensure your investment in ecommerce is supported by the expertise needed to achieve success.

IMPORTANT

Register your interest with us now and we'll GUARANTEE you a spot in our development queue once you are approved. There is limited time to use the grant funds and agencies are busy! We'll also answer any questions about the grant along the way.

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Grant FAQs

  • Can I use the grant funds myself or for something else? No, the program is tightly audited to ensure the funds actually go towards your ecommerce site
  • Can I apply if my business is not registered or is not located in BC? No, this is for registered BC businesses who made greater than $30,000 last year.
  • Are Grant Funds taxable? Yes, they are considered income however spending them is an expense, so consult your tax professional.
  • Can I read more information? Yes, download the grant fact sheet here.

There are LIMITED FUNDS that are dispersed on a first come, first served basis. Applications close September 30, 2021 so submit your interest ASAP.

THE GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN CLOSED AHEAD OF THE SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE DUE TO OVER SUBSCRIPTION

Grant applications can be submitted here