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Can I make a sponsorship contribution?
What is a sponsorship contribution?
Can I be reimbursed for my contribution?
How much can I contribute?
Will my contribution be reported publicly?
Will I get a tax receipt?
Are cryptocurrency contributions allowed?
Are there any other restrictions I should know?
This page applies to the 2022 General Local Elections and subsequent local elections. For information about making a sponsorship contribution at the provincial level, see our provincial Making a Sponsorship Contribution page.
Individuals who wish to contribute to a local elections third party sponsor or non-election assent voting advertising sponsor are obligated to follow the rules outlined in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Local elections in B.C. include but are not limited to elections for Mayor, Councillor, Electoral Area Director and Board of Education Trustee. The rules are outlined below and apply to contributions of money, property or services.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact:
You can make a sponsorship contribution if you are:
Organizations cannot make sponsorship contributions or reimburse individuals for making sponsorship contributions.
A sponsorship contribution is the amount of money, or the value of non-monetary property or services, provided without compensation to an individual or organization for sponsorship use. It also includes:
No. Sponsorship contributions must be made using an individual’s own money or property. Sponsorship contributions cannot be made indirectly with the money or property of another person, or be reimbursed by another person.
In 2023, you can give a total of $1,324.00 to each third party sponsor or non-election assent voting advertising sponsor.
The sponsorship contribution limit will be adjusted at the start of each calendar year.
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If you give $100 or more to a third party sponsor or non-election assent voting advertising sponsor your name and contribution amount will be published in our Financial Reports and Political Contributions System (FRPC).
No. Sponsorship contributions are not eligible for tax receipts.
Yes. Sponsorship contributions of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are allowed. The value of a contribution of cryptocurrency or NFTs is the market value at the time the contribution was made. The contribution rules under LECFA apply to contributions of cryptocurrency and NFTs, including contribution limits and the provision of required contributor information.
Please note that contributions to local elections candidates and elector organizations are not sponsorship contributions and have different rules outlined here: Making a Campaign Contribution.