How to Qualify for GF2 Ontario Producers Capacity Building

bigstock-beautiful-pattern-of-bright-g-16696598The Growing Forward 2 Ontario government funding program for Producers in the Capacity Building Stream provides funding to investigate projects that improve farms in the areas of: Environment and Climate Change, Assurance Systems, Market Development, Plant and Animal Health, Labour Productivity Enhancement, Business and Leadership Development.

Growing Forward 2 Ontario Government Funding for Producers, Capacity Building: Funding Details

Projects that are eligible for a government grant for up to 50% of the project costs include the following activities: planning, audits, assessments, training, education, and skills development. The maximum amount of funding available from this five year program is $350,000 across both the Capacity Building and Project Implementation Streams. Multiple projects can be submitted for Capacity Building funding as well.

GF2 Funding for Small Business: Company Eligibility

Producers who are eligible for Capacity Building funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Produce agricultural commodities in Ontario
  • File business and/or farm income/loss taxes in Ontario
  • Have a Premises Identification Number for the farm property where the proposed Capacity Building activity applies, and
  • Have a valid Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) or equivalent.

New producers are eligible, as well, for Capacity Building Funding.

Small Business Grants Ontario for Producers: Project Eligibility

Funding assistance available through GF2 small business grants Ontario will support eligible Capacity Building activities in three types of projects:

  • Education
  • Skills development and training;
  • Assessment and audit; and
  • Planning

Additional Information on Small Business Government Grants Offered through Growing Forward 2 Ontario

For more information on this government grants for small business program please choose from one of the follow links:


If your small business is established (incorporated for 3+ years, 15+ employees) and manufactures or performs R&D in Canada please join Mentor Works for one of their free Canadian government funding workshops or webinars in order to learn more about the many opportunities that exist to help grow your business.

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