Canadian Red Cross - 2021 BC Floods: Support to Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Organizations

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2021 BC Floods: Support for Small Businesses and Not-for-Profit Organizations

How the Red Cross helps:

The Canadian Red Cross is providing additional recovery financial assistance to eligible small business owners and not-for-profit organizations impacted by the 2021 BC Floods and Extreme Weather Event.

Who can apply?

  • Small businesses (including sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, farms, and franchises)
  • Not-for-profit organizations

Applicants must:

  • Have been unable to operate for 10 consecutive days or more following the floods or;
  • Have incurred physical damage to their buildings, equipment or inventory and that is not covered by insurance or;
  • Have experienced challenges operating at full capacity due to local infrastructure issues within the community where they are based.

In addition, businesses and not-for-profit organizations must:

  • Have 50 employees or less.*
  • Be located in an area that was impacted by the floods in British Columbia in November 2021.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with BC Registry at the time of the floods.
  • Have been in operation on or before November 14, 2021.
  • Be financially vulnerable as a result of the flooding in November 2021.
  • Have resumed or are intending to resume operations.
  • Have a net income of less than $350,000 (calculated as revenue less expenses).*
  • Have the business be their primary source of income.*

*Does not apply to not-for-profit organizations.

Application period: January 16, 2024 to April 30, 2024

For more information and to apply:

Visit or call 1-833-966-4225