Paris Kitchens has been able to access critical government funding with applications made through Mentor Works. This funding has been used to help improve processes, provide their employees with new skills through training programs, and support increased operating costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is Paris Kitchens?
Paris Kitchens designs and manufactures both high-end custom kitchens, vanities, closets, built-ins and related cabinetry in homes, along with supplying cabinetry for new construction projects. Paris is the oldest cabinetry company in Canada and are Canadian-owned and operated. They are dedicated to providing top quality products that are sourced locally and support the Canadian economy. Their manufacturing plant is based out of Paris, Ontario, which keeps their carbon footprint light while supporting Canadian manufacturing jobs.
How Paris Kitchens Got Started with Government Funding
Paris Kitchens first encountered Mentor Works when they looked into bringing in a third-party consultant to identify inefficiencies in their workflow and provide recommendations on how they could increase efficiency.
In order to bring in the consultant and implement their recommendations, Paris Kitchens needed additional funding. To pursue this support, the organization decided to hire a professional grant writing company to find appropriate government funding programs for them and support the application writing and submission process.
This is where Mentor Works was able to identify that Paris Kitchens’ project would be a good fit for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG). Mentor Works was able to successfully secure grant funding for Paris Kitchens towards their training project, and a year later they were able to access additional funding through a similar program.
“I’m happy to report that we were successful with our grant applications with Mentor Works and we ended up implementing the new initiatives. It was very good for us and clearly we had a positive experience with Mentor Works.” – Carolyn Iyer, COO, Paris Kitchens
COVID-19 Support Funding
Mentor Works was also able to identify an opportunity for Paris Kitchens to receive funding through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). The team put together a strong application that resulted in funding towards the organization’s fixed operating costs.
Paris Kitchens is now looking to onboard more youth workers this summer, as 15- to 24-year-olds have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic, and they are again choosing Mentor Works to support that application for them.
Are You Eligible for Funding?
There are many government funding programs available to Canadian businesses that Mentor Works can assist you in identifying and developing an application for. Consider reaching out to one of our team members to get funding help.
If you are considering making home renovations that include a custom kitchen, view the Paris Kitchens portfolio page to see what their team can do for you.
“The applications are very administratively heavy and I truly do not recommend you do it yourself.” – Carolyn Iyer, COO, Paris Kitchens