Recognizing the increased costs to businesses due to property crime and vandalism in rural and urban communities across the province, the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation has launched its $10.5 million Securing Small Business Rebate Program, which will provide small businesses with funds for eligible commercial property crime and vandalism repairs, or to implement eligible preventative measures.
The BC Chamber of Commerce will administer the rebate program and leverage its provincial network of 100 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and its myriad industry partners, including Business Improvement Areas, to ensure businesses from every sector and region of the province are aware of the rebate.
Applications in respect of repairs and preventative measures undertaken in the period January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023, must be received by February 29, 2024.
Interested in making a rebate application? Join us on January 18, 11.00am-12.00pm, for a "How to Apply for a Rebate" webinar, designed to help small businesses prepare and submit a rebate application.
- Overview of the program, including:
- Types of rebate
- Eligible expenses
- Applicant criteria
- How to prepare to make an application
- How to submit an application via the online portal
- Review of helpful resources