Who can see your viewing activity?
Some of the services providers will charge us tax. Is this to be included in our financial ask?
Thanks very much for this presentation! Do you have a contact person at the BC Chamber for membership - we haven't renewed for a few years and I am new in the ED role. Jesse - email@example.com
Will the 4million versus 1million allocations for members/non members impact the decision making process. ie If we are members will we have a better chance of getting funding
Only irrecoverable taxes can be included in your financial ask e.g. PST but not GST (which you can recover).
Good morning Jesse, I'll connect with you offline and introduce you to Deb McClelland, interim, Director Member Relations. F
Just to confirm - Ash said this webinar would be shared on website for those that missed to watch later?
Yes, the webinar will be posted on the BCCC website by the end of the week. We have a second websinar scheduled for Friday afternoon as well.
The $4m/$1m distinction is fluid and helps us to ensure broad distribution of funds across all organizations across BC. Demand for funds will dictate how quickly those funds are used. Therefore apply as soon as you can! F
Is the membership size for our one chamber or for the total membership of all participating orgs?
Hi Lydia, the member reach should reflect the group effort. F
if the project has multiple components do we put them all in the milestones?
please clarify the term milestones
If Chambers are partnering up does only one chamber fill out the application or do both?
if project continues into ie: spring do we put that in the milestone section as end date, or will this jeopardize application as its supposed to end by February 15?
We only need one application per campaign - so I would recommend that your group choose a "lead" organization that completes the application
How do you define "partner"? We have several groups on the committee, including a couple of non profits, a tourism org, and our muni gov. Do they provide letters? Or, do I just list them?
If lead organisation is non-member but collaborating with a BC Chamber member, how do we indicate this?
what time will the portal open on Monday?
We are applying and including another Chamber without resources to implement their own campaign. We will supply the campaign materials including photography, videos and signage. Can we include admin fees or wages for that chamber so they can contract help getting it all going?
If two or more chambers are working together, would it be realistic to apply for 20,000+ each?
If the grant $ amount applied for is deemed too high for the project or the community size, will that necessitate a decline of the application or will you automatically allocate a reasonable amount for the project and approve it? If declined, does that mean the application losses it place in line?
We are a particular municipality within a regional chamber. Our regional chamber is intending to apply for the intake. We are running a shop local campaign already we would like to enhance with this grant. Can we apply individually even though the regional chamber is applying on its own?
So if the amount received is based on Chamber size…or number of members served then that puts smaller Chambers at a disadvantage to what type of projects they can do.
Is it better for the lead organization then to be a chamber in order to access more funding??
Caroline Miller, Kelowna Chamber
if you allocate first come first served how would you downsize/allocate if you've already funded all you have from the Feds?
Will $ 25,000 local campaigns be given equal weight as larger regional campaigns?
If we're approved early on but we find out in mid-December that it's over-subscribed should we not be spending funds until we know what the final funding numbers are? That would mean not spending or committing to spend funds until mid-December?
This seems like we would only have one month to know what we have...
Kerry Jothen - HCS & SBOT
When you same “equity across the province” - will this be deemed on a per capita basis (population/businesses in each region)? Or approx. same amount of $ per each of 7 regions?
If any of you have questions specific to your application, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
good question Kerry
Thank you! This is a GREAT session!
OK…when it asks number of members served it was confusing
Who makes the funding decision?
Sorry - Can you clarify how you will monitor if there is an over-subscription? It sounds like, if it’s first come first served, but you won’t be scaling back the first applications but might scale back later ones.
Ahhh nevermind :P
If two chambers are working together and planning to run identical programs so that we can share resources…is that going to be ok?
If we don't hear results until the 3rd week in November that would cut down on the time needed to prepare and launch our campaign.
We need UPTO 3 weeks to review and applications and send you a notice of decision. We will be working to make this short as possible.
While we wait on a decision, can we start work on a project?
More reason to apply early :)
As there will likely be many people registering and adding project plans on Monday 1 Nov at 9:00AM, is the outcome.plus.com server geared for heavy use at that time?
Can we expense costs incurred prior to the decision?
Really useful thank you very much!
Thank you very much.
Thank you! This was very helpful.
Thank you Fiona, Ash and André - great information!
Debbie Janson- North Vancouver Chamber
Kerry Jothen - HCS & SBOT
Thanks very much, Fiona and PwC!
Thanks for all the great information appreciated!!
Thank you all. Great questions! Appreciate the info.
Have a great day Everyone!!
Thank you for the information and time today!
Very helpful, thank you
Thank you everyone!