Covid-19 Closure Relief Grant

Updated on Feb 10, 2022. For more information from the official website of the Government of BC, click here


Provides fully-funded grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 to businesses that had to close due to Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders. The grant can be used to cover expenses like rent, insurance, employee wages, maintenance and utilities (approved businesses may be contacted regarding how they used their funding).


Businesses must meet the following requirements to be deemed eligible:

  • Note: Not-for-profit organizations and businesses that support or provide services for closed businesses are not eligible (event planners, DJs, cleaners, etc.).
  • Note: Gym and fitness businesses that remained open to offer youth programming at up to 25% of their usual total operating capacity (adult plus youth) from December 22, 2021 – January 18, 2022 are eligible to apply.

How to apply

When you apply, you’ll be asked to confirm the following:

    • Your business had to fully close to comply with the December 22, 2021 and/or January 18, 2022 PHO orders
    • You are registered as a BC business (as of November 1, 2021)
    • Your business has majority ownership in BC
    • Your business is located in and conducting business in BC
    • You pay taxes in BC and are up to date with payments
    • Your business has and will continue to follow all PHO orders

If your business has received a provincial Covid-19 recovery grant, you may not need to upload further documentation. For new applicants, you will need to verify your business information by uploading one of the following documents, dated 2020 or newer.

      • Income tax notice of assessment
      • Business licence
      • Statement of business registration
      • Liquor licence
      • Insurance policy
      • Lease agreement

Available Funding

If your business re-opened starting January 20, 2022:

Number of employees or contracted staff Amount per business
None $1,000
1 – 4 $2,000
5 – 99 $5,000
100+ $10,000


If your business remains closed:

Number of employees or contracted staff Amount per business
None $2,000
1 – 4 $4,000
5 – 99 $10,000
100+ $20,000



Applications will stay open until the end of February 2022, or until all funding is committed.

Submit your application