Here you will find all funding information, educational, and other resources for small businesses. Our goal is to make it easy and straightforward for every BEBC member to have access to all available programs.
Managed by the FACE Coalition, this $128 million loan program is a partnership between the Federal governments and banks to fund Black businesses.
FACE, the banks and the Federal government are still in negotiation about the criteria for qualification with applications scheduled to open May 21, 2021
Check back for updates and links to the applications. BEBC will support you in making your applications.
These loans are for small and medium-sized businesses that have seen their revenues decrease by 50% or more as a result of COVID-19. The guarantee covers amounts ranging from $25,000 to $1 million to ensure a degree of continuity for your business through the pandemic.
The HASCAP Guarantee is available until June 30, 2021.
The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.
Over the past 10 years, small businesses have received over $9.5 billion in asset-based financing representing over 63,000 loans made.
May 20, 2021: Last day to apply for claim period 9
May 9, 2021: First day you can apply for claim period 15
Financial Empowerment & Climate Justice
Vancity seeks to support organizations that will implement solutions that help underserved communities and local businesses build financial resilience to safeguard against the climate crisis, life’s emergencies, reduce the risk of financial hardship, and withstand financial shocks. We are seeking to support initiatives that will:
Small and medium-sized businesses are vital to British Columbia’s economy. Ensuring they have the support they need through and beyond COVID-19 is critical to B.C.’s economic future.
The $300 Million Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program will provide grants to B.C. businesses that employ up to 149 B.C. residents and that have experienced declines in revenue due to COVID-19.
The program runs until August 31, 2021 or until the funds are fully allocated, whichever comes first.
Additional grant funding and expanded eligibility criteria announced for the Launch Online Grant program.
The B.C. government has invested an additional $30 million to help BC-businesses move their business online. There is now $42 million of grant funding in place to help small- and medium-size businesses across B.C. move their business model online.
Grant eligibility criteria has been expanded. Businesses that want to enhance or build an online booking system are now eligible to apply. The original eligibility criteria for businesses that want to enhance or build an online shop remains in place.
The Canadian government grant and funding website will give you further access to what funding options are available to you at this particular stage of your business. Take a moment to fill out the survey and you will be redirected to a list of potential options.
An important part of our BEBC Society will be sharing the knowledge we have acquired in the process of not only starting and running our businesses, but also gained in our previous or present careers. It will be in sharing our knowledge freely, supporting and learning from each other that we will help us all progress, expand and be collectively successful.
Sharing our knowledge will lead to relationships that allow space and time to mentor each other, have opportunities to bounce ideas and the ups & downs of doing business as a BEB in Western Canada.
Another key part for this section will be encouraging all of us to promote & support each other, get to know what sectors our businesses are in and making a point of always recommending/suggesting a BEB to our clients, friends or family when they ask for advice or if they need a service/products/etc
We will organize networking events, monthly or quarterly to get many of us together often. For the next few months these will be in the form of zoom meet ups until we are able to meet safely in person in future post COVID-19.