B.C. government funding is now available to support local food producers by encouraging British Columbians to shop for food produced in their own communities.
The Buy Local Program will offer applicants matching funds from $5,000 to $100,000 to launch or expand local food marketing campaigns. Eligible organizations include associations, co-operatives, marketing boards, aboriginal groups, companies and non-profit organizations.
The campaigns can promote B.C. food, seafood, agricultural products, agritourism, and include in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising and on-product labelling. All applicants must have a head office or be registered in B.C. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.