The Indigenous Business Development Services and Haida Gwaii Community Futures run the Marketing Initiatives Program that provides entrepreneurs on Haida Gwaii with support and funding for branding and promotional materials to help market their small business.
Grant funding is available to a maximum of $2,000 depending on the assessed need of the client/ business and their current marketing materials and strategy. Applications will remain open until funding has reached capacity.
Approved applicants will use marketing funds to purchase promotional materials for their business only. Items purchased for marketing are not available for resale. Applicants will work with a program coordinator to create a marketing plan and identify materials for best use of the marketing funds.
Some examples of marketing materials that can be purchased with funding are, but not limited to: