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Canadian Red Cross Support to Small Businesses, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods

Support to Small Businesses, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods 

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and First Nations cultural livelihoods (First Nation people whose primary means of livelihood is based on cultural expression or ceremony) that were impacted by the 2017 British Columbia wildfires. Experience has shown us this assistance greatly helps people and communities recover from a disaster.
Additional Financial Assistance Available

The second phase of the Canadian Red Cross Support to Small Business Program, through the generous funding from and in partnership with the Government of B.C., is providing additional financial and other assistance to eligible small business owners, cultural livelihoods that support First Nations communities, and not-for-profit organizations impacted by the British Columbia 2017 wildfires. This additional financial assistance is to support fixed and new expenses that are uninsured and losses that have occurred as a result of interrupted business operations due to the fires. This program is administered by Marsh Canada.
The amount of financial assistance provided to eligible businesses will be based on their individual needs, which will be determined through the application process.
Application Period

Small business owners, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations individuals supporting the community through cultural livelihoods can apply online from Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (PST) until April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

For more information, and links to the application please visit the following website link:

To directly access the online application for Small Businesses and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods, please follow the link below:

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About Community Futures

For over 25 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic.

266 Oliver Street
Williams Lake, BC
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