IAFBC now accepting applications for Large Projects ($10,000 +)

Agriculture funding available in BC!Howdy, Funds Fans!  Here’s a great funding program for agricultural initiatives in B.C.  Check it out!

Established in 1996, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC  (IAFBC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization working to foster growth and innovation across British Columbia’s agriculture and agri-food industry.  Their mandate is to invest in projects that enable the BC agri-food industry to innovate, proactively seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.  Applications are currently being accepted for projects over $10,000.  Deadline: December 5th, 2012.

The purpose of IAFBC funding is to:

  • Foster increased long-term growth, employment and competitiveness of British Columbia’s agriculture and food industry and rural areas.
  • Foster greater cooperation, strategic alliances and partnerships among individual companies, segments of the agriculture and food industry and rural stakeholders
  • Promote self-sufficiency so that the agriculture and food industry become less dependent on government support
  • To provide a strategic approach to the agriculture and food industry’s response to structural changes affecting the industry
  • Establish the necessary framework for the delivery of the adaptation and other programming interventions that ensures that the agriculture and food industry in British Columbia has direct control over the effective and efficient execution of the Society’s mandate

The Foundation finances strategies, plans, programs and projects that push competitive boundaries and lead to sector-wide growth. They are unable to provide start-up funding for individual producers or processors or help with commercial business expansion.  IAF encourages all potential clients to contact one of their Program Managers before applying.

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