How the BC Small Business Rebate can save you $$$ on security

How the BC Small Business Rebate can save you $$$ on security

The BC Chamber of Commerce recently announce the Small Business Rebate Program. The program is aimed at helping businesses cover the costs associated with security to protect from vandalism. Here we will walk you through benefits, eligibility and how to apply to the Small Business Rebate.

What is the BC Small Business Rebate Program?

The Small Business Rebate Program is a financial aid initiative by the British Columbia government, aimed at helping small businesses cope with the costs arising from property crime and vandalism. It provides rebates for two key areas: repairing damages caused by such crimes and implementing measures to prevent future incidents. In essence, businesses can get financial support for both fixing past damages and investing in security enhancements to protect their premises.

What's Does the Small Business Rebate Program Help Pay For?

The Small Business Rebate Program provides financial assistance for specific eligible expenses relating to reparative costs and preventative costs, with the amounts businesses can receive as follows:

  • Repair costs:

    • For costs related to repairing damage to commercial property due to vandalism.
    • Offers a one-time rebate of up to $2,000 per calendar year.
    •  Eligible for incidents occurring between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

  • Preventative costs:

    • Covers expenses for proactive/preventative measures to mitigate future damage due to vandalism.
    • Provides a one-time rebate of up to $1,000.
    • Also retroactive to January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the program, you must qualify. Fill out this quick form to see if you might qualify:


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Application Process

Applying is straightforward:

  • Complete the application form from the BC Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Ensure submission before the deadline, as applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Expect a review and payment process following a specific timeline.

Potential Benefits for Businesses

Benefits include financial support for:

  • Repair costs (e.g., fixing windows, doors).
  • Preventative measures (e.g., new locks, access control, and installation costs for new security systems).


Application Tips and Best Practices

To enhance your application's success:

  • Gather all necessary documentation beforehand.
  • Submit your application promptly.
  • Double-check for completeness and accuracy.
  • Apply quickly as there is only so much funding available to businesses!

Eligibility Quick Check Form

In case you missed it we've included a simple form to help you determine if your business might qualify for this rebate. It's a preliminary assessment, and we encourage checking the full program details for a comprehensive understanding.


The BC Small Business Rebate Program is a vital resource. If your business meets the eligibility criteria, don’t miss the opportunity to apply and receive financial aid during these challenging times.

Additional Resources and Contact Information

For more information, visit the BC Chamber of Commerce website. For further inquiries, contact our support team at

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