Apply for Grants

Launch Online GRANT

Up to $7,500 in grant assistance!

Receive 75% of the cost of a new or improved ecommerce website,

Up to $7,500 in grant assistance!

We are here to work with you to navigate the process. So if you’ve been thinking of pivoting your business online, but just needed a bit of help, here it is!

We help you through the process.

Craft West Digital will help you develop a grant proposal that lays out the estimated fund allocation.

Craft West will support you in completing the online application to demonstrate your eligibility.

We help get your grant accepted. In the meantime, we’ll start planning your new online store.


Launch Online is a grant program targeted at small to medium-sized businesses located in British Columbia. Alacrity Canada together with Stronger BC is committed to investing up to $12 million in their efforts to stimulate the BC economy through online e-commerce websites.



The Launch Online Grant program provides up to 75% of the cost of a new or improved e-commerce website, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business. The following expenses are eligible:

  • Website & platform development costs
  • Copy and online content writing
  • Inventory development
  • Photography & videography purchases
  • Ecommerce platform subscription (up to 1 year)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Online advertising including banner and embedded advertising


In order to be eligible, you will need to meet the following criteria:

Your business is owned, operated, and registered in BC and owned by a BC resident(s)

  • Your business must be registered and currently operating
  • Your business had more than $30,000 in revenue in 2019
  • Your business has repeatable products (goods), or individual items that have slight differences (jewelry or artists)
  • Your business does not have an online store or has an online store with limited functionality


In addition to meeting the above criteria, you’ll also be asked to provide the following:

  • Current year balance or past fiscal year statement
  • Business number
  • PST and WorkSafeBC registrations
  • Income Tax Return for 2019
  • BC Business registration number and official registered name

Have you already applied and are not sure what to do next?

If you have already applied and or received your grant, then you will need to have a BC company do the online store development. Craft West can help you plan and build your business within the 12-week deadline.

Contact or check out our eCommerce services to learn more.