Businesses and non-profit organizations that provide tourism experiences within British Columbia are eligible to receive funding of up to $15,000 to implement a project or obtain sustainability certification.
Project Two of the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative (BCTCRI)–Micro-Grants to Support Sustainability and Climate Adaptation Plan Implementation–offers micro-grant funding for organizations that already have a sustainability or climate adaptation plan and are ready to implement the recommendations into their organization by:
Benefits to businesses and organizations receiving a micro-grant include:
Example project types and full eligibility requirements are described in the Micro-Grant Program Guidelines below. Projects must be related to obtaining sustainability certification or upgrading or implementing systems associated with:
The funds may not be used for the planning process and must build on an existing plan to implement lasting measures into your business or organization that support environmental sustainability or climate adaptation.
Applicant business or organization must have been in operation for at least two years and must match 50% of their own funding (25% for non-profit or First Nations owned organizations) to the project.
A sample application form in word format is available HERE to practice your application before submission.
Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online system, and this word format is available for preparation purposes only.
If your business does not yet have a sustainability and climate adaptation plan or road map, consider applying to participate in Project 1: Facilitated Sustainable Tourism and Climate Adaptation Planning for Tourism Businesses.
An additional micro-grant intake is planned for Fall 2024, so if your business needs time to prepare or enhance your sustainability and climate adaptation plan or road map, future opportunities to access this micro-grant funding are anticipated.
Projects must meet all eligibility criteria to be accepted into the program. Reach out to us at [email protected] with any program questions or to arrange a meeting to discuss your application or any of the criteria.
There are a number of additional funding sources available to tourism businesses, communities, and sectors to aid in the development of the tourism sector. Read about other funding sources.
The BCTCRI and its representative projects are developed and delivered in collaboration with partner organizations, including the six Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), Indigenous Tourism BC, and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport working together to meet the goals of this initiative.
To find out more or ask questions about the BCTCRI or any of the four projects, contact us at [email protected].
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