New “Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant” for Restaurant, Fitness and Brewery Businesses up to $10,000

A new grant is being made available to hospitality and fitness businesses impacted by the “circuit breaker” restrictions announced on March 29, 2021. Grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 are available until June 4, 2021 or until funds are fully expended, whichever comes first.

Applications are now open!  Apply for Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant


  • A business must have been in operation as of February 1, 2021 and be registered in BC as a business
  • Must pay taxes in BC, can demonstrate majority ownership and operations are in BC, and can produce a produce a business validation document, such as a business licence, liquor licence, notice of assessment or lease agreement
  • Must be partially or fully closed to comply with the March 30, 2021 PHO orders (read orders here and here)
  • Generally includes:
    • Restaurants, pubs, bars, coffee shops, cafes and cafeterias
    • Lounges and nightclubs
    • Breweries, wineries and tasting rooms
    • Pilates studios, yoga studios, Barre studios, and Gyms offering indoor low intensity group exercise classes


  •  Grants are fully funded and do not have to be paid back
  • You can use the grant for expenses like:
    • Rent and utilities, insurance, maintenance, wages, and cost of perishable food loss
  • Amount of funding is based on employee-size:
    • No employees = $1,000
    • 1 to 4 employees = $2,000
    • 5 – 99 employees = $5,000
    • 100+ employees = $10,000



Questions or feedback on this or any COVID-19 support program or regulation? Burnaby Board of Trade members can contact our Director of Policy at