Growing Forward 2 Ontario: Organizations & Collaborations – Project Implementation


  • bigstock-agricultural-green-field-and-s-18587537Government small business grants are now available from the joint federal/provincial program, Growing Forward 2.

    Government Small Business Grants for Organizations & Collaborations –Project Implementation Overview

    Under the Growing Forward 2 Ontario program, Ontario government grants are available for Organizations and Collaborations for Project Implementation. Non-profit Organizations and Collaborations – 2 or more for-profit, not-for-profit or academic institutions – can apply for Ontario government funding to implement projects in the key focus areas of the Growing Forward 2 Ontario program.

    Small Business Grants Ontario Key Project Areas

    The following are key project areas for Growing Forward 2 Ontario government grants for business:

    1. Environment and Climate Change Adaptation
    2. Animal and Plant Health
    3. Market Development
    4. Labour Productivity Enhancement
    5. Assurance Systems (Food Safety, Traceability and Animal Welfare)
    6. Business and Leadership Development

    Ontario Small Business Grants through GF2 Details

    Government grants for small business via GF2 program offers a cost-sharing arrangement that covers 50-75% of the project costs, which is dependent upon how innovative the project is. The applicant is expected to provide the remaining funding as cash and in-kind contributions; in-kind contributions cannot exceed 15% of the project costs.

    Eligible Expenses Covered by Small Business Grants

    Government funding for business from this Growing Forward 2 Ontario program can support capital costs, as well as other costs, directly related to the project.

    Ontario Business Grants Application Process & Timeline

    The application process for this Ontario government funding program has two stages.

    Phase 1: Pre-Proposal

    In the first stage, the applicant submits a Pre-Proposal that is reviewed and returned within 5-10 business days.

    Phase 2: Full Application

    Following acceptance of the Pre-Proposal, a full application is submitted for one of the program deadlines. For 2013, these deadlines are: September 5th, October 24th, and December 12th.  More deadline dates for 2014 will be announced before year end. Please refer to the Growing Forward 2 Page for more dates as they are made available. While not mandatory, it is recommended that applicants apply for and complete a Capacity Building project prior to applying to this funding program.

    Ontario Business Grants for Project Implementation Additional Information

    Learn more about this program by selecting one of the following:

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About The Author

Ryan Weaver

Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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