Launch Online Grant Program

The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop or an online booking system and/or improve their existing online operations 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.

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 and the funds must be used to hire B.C.-based company(ies) to do the online store or online booking system development.

Program application intake is open until September 30, 2021 or until the funds have been fully subscribed. Funding will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis to small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses. Click here to read more and see if your business qualifies for this grant.

Start an Online Shop

Shopify is one of the key, easy, self-serve online shopping tools available right now. Community Futures hosted a Shopify Webinar for clients with a deep library of additional training and support and 1 on 1 coaching with Shopify staff members to help start, run and grow the online portion of businesses.

For further information about Shopify in our region, visit Shopify or contact Cassandra Ratcliff for an appointment.

If you have any questions about the webinar and related resources, please contact Morgan Beall, Executive Director at


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