Canadian Red Cross - Support to Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Program

As part of the long-term commitment to support community recovery, the Canadian Red Cross is now offering financial assistance of $5,000 to eligible small business owners and not-for-profit organizations impacted by the 2021 B.C. flooding and extreme weather event.  

The application period is from July 14, 2022 to September 30, 2022.


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.


For general information about the program, please visit our Support to Small Businesses site at or call 1-833-966-4225.