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My Downtown E-Commerce Micro Grant

Downtown Prince George invites you to apply for the My Downtown E-Commerce Micro Grant program. In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, Downtown Prince George will be providing small micro grants to member businesses in support of their digital transition and/or growth. The grant will be available on a firstcome, first-serve basis, allowing up to 10 eligible businesses to receive a grant of $500 each.
Any business within the C1 zone that has a valid business license and is a member in good standing is eligible for a one-time My Downtown E-Commerce Micro Grant.

WHAT CAN I USE THE GRANT FOR?

Whether this is the first time you’ve thought about going digital, or you already have an online strategy, this grant can be utilized in a unique way by every business to best help them transition or grow their online presence. This might include: 

  • Setting up an online store
  • Creating tools to provide your services online (ie video classes) Subscription costs for online tools or services
  • Necessary equipment • Staff training for digital technology
  • Digital marketing (i.e. social media ads)
  • Other digital growth needs

    Not sure how you can use this grant? No worries. Call us and we will work to connect you to the resources that might help you.

    WHAT CAN’T I USE THE GRANT FOR?

  • Purchasing unnecessary or expensive equipment, or repair of existing equipment
  • Owner’s salaries or salaries of existing employees
  • Repayment of loans or past debts
  • Unapproved purchases or expenditures

Application Process & Grant Eligibility

Completed applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The program is reimbursement grant based, with each applicant being able to apply for funding for 100% of the approved expenditures up to a maximum of $500 each. 

Any business within the C1 zone that has a valid business license and is a member in good standing is eligible for a one-time My Downtown E-Commerce Micro Grant.

Proposal submissions must include a detailed description of your proposed projects/products and be accompanied by photographs or renderings of your planned expenditures. Eligible project/products components include but are not limited to the suggested list included in the guidelines.

Downtown Prince George member businesses can schedule a chat with Downtown Prince George staff to discuss your online goals and help plan the best use of your grant.

Applications must be submitted and approved by the Downtown Prince George staff prior to the onset of the micro grant project in order to be eligible to receive funding.

Successful applications will be contacted by email within 5 business days of submitting their application. Prior to receiving their grant funds, successful applications will be required to sign a simple contract outlining their obligations – including providing receipts of their expenditures to Downtown Prince George.

Applications will be accepted beginning on May 20th until the funding has been depleted. 

Contact Alisha Rubadeau, Coordinator for more information P: (250)614.1330 E: alishar@downtownpg.com

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CLICK HERE to download the My Downtown E-Commerce Grant Application.