Growing Forward 2 – Helping You Reach Your Goals
Accepting applications for Implementation Funding Assistance
Program guides and information on how to apply for:
Applications for the RED Program
Local Food Fund
The Local Food Fund is designed to support innovative local food projects that celebrate local food, and help create jobs and economic growth in Ontario.
The Fund will support projects in four categories:
- Regional and Local Food Networks
- Enhanced Technologies, Capacity and/or Minor Capital
- Research and Best Practices
- Education, Marketing and Outreach
For more information on the fund, please see the online guidebook.
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund supports regional economic development by creating jobs, attracting private sector investment and promoting innovation, collaboration and cluster development in Southwestern Ontario. The fund is a discretionary, non-entitlement program with limited funding. There are two funding streams, one for established businesses and a regional stream for economic development organizations including municipalities. Details …
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has launched a new $20-million program through its Prosperity Initiative. This program will support high-growth, innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of usually $150,000 to $500,000 to support all aspects of growth challenges facing them. The loans are intended to help finance:
- Late stage commercialization;
- New product or service development;
- New applications or markets; or
- Development or implementation of new processes or technologies.
Details of the SOFII program in pdf.
For more information, call Sharen Symondson 519 633 7597 ext 461.