GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant, is NOW OPEN!

 

Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.

 

Requirements include, but limited to:

 

  • Be required to close or restrict services subject to the Provincewide Shutdown effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26

 

  • Have fewer than 100 employees at the enterprise level

 

  • Have experienced a minimum of 20 per cent revenue decline comparing April 2020 to April 2019 revenues. New businesses established since April 2019 are also eligible provided they meet the other eligibility criteria

 

Grants of up to $5,000 available

Applications are open for all provinces and territories as of February 16th, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST.

Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to open safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.

Over $14 Million has been contributed by the Federal Government, RBC, and Canada United partners to support recovery efforts due to COVID-19.  We have already provided relief to over 2,000 small businesses across the country.  We are now able to extend relief grants to more small businesses and restart accepting grant applications from small businesses across all provinces for expenses incurred no earlier than March 15, 2020.

If you have already applied but have not heard from us yet, you should be contacted by February 15, 2021. If you can’t find an answer to your question, feel free to contact us at cusbrf@occ.ca.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region.

The NOHFC is an operational service agency established under the enabling legislation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act. The NOHFC has an appointed Board of Directors, chaired by the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. NOHFC’s objectives are set out in the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act as follows:

  1. to advise and make recommendations to the Lieutenant Governor in Council on any matter relating to the growth and diversification of the economy of Northern Ontario;

  2. to promote and stimulate economic initiatives in Northern Ontario; and

  3. to commission studies and enter into contracts in connection with the objects set out in clauses (a) and (b) above.

The NOHFC provides economic development funding toward approved projects in the territorial districts of Northern Ontario, namely Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timiskaming.

Vision

NOHFC will be a catalyst for key strategic investments to stimulate economic development and diversification in Northern Ontario.

Mission

To partner with communities, businesses, entrepreneurs and youth across Northern Ontario to create jobs and strengthen the economy.

Who We Serve

For the NOHFC, Northern Ontario is defined as all areas North of, and including, the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing.

Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation - COVID-19 Technology Adoption Fund (CTAF)

 

CTAF will provide eligible businesses, start-ups, municipalities, and Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario with access to capital grant funding to acquire digital technology and e-business and marketing solutions to ensure they can survive and adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

 

CTAF will provide:

 

- Capital grant funding for eligible applicants of up to $10,000 with a

a minimum contribution of 25% from the applicant towards the project

 

- Guidance and assistance for applicants.

For additional information or to apply, 

Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation - Business Technology Improvement Fund (BTIF)

 

BTIF is a FedNor-funded initiative that assists businesses to develop their capacity for e-business and in effect their ability to compete and thrive in the digital age.

 

Eligible businesses could receive up to $5,000 towards broadband, e-business, and marketing solutions AND up to $25,000 towards investing in digital technology, such as software and in each scenario would be required to contribute a minimum 50% toward the project.

 

ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM



Attention innovative regional businesses!

 

IION has received additional funding for this program; there are limited spots available! Do not miss out on this opportunity.

Sustainable New Agri-food Products & Productivity Program

 

SNAPP is back! Applications will be accepted from November 9, 2020 to February 12, 2021.

 

Up to $10,000 at 50% cost-share for individual applicants.

 

Up to $25,000 at 50% cost-share for collaborations of 3 or more.

Are you working from HOME?

If you worked more than 50% of the time from home for a period of at least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can claim $2 for each day you worked from home during that period.

You can then also claim any additional days you worked at home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum amount that can be claimed is $400 per individual. This method can only be used for the 2020 tax year.

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