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Often referred to as "Gs & Cs," government grants and contributions within the business marketplace are government funding assistance to businesses to support specific commercial and industrial policy objectives.
The Funding Portal takes a comprehensive approach to searching through all government funding and private financing programs to find the right type of funding instrument for your business. Here is an overview of the types of funding included on the Portal’s Find It tool:
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While it is difficult to tally because governments account for grants and contributions in many different ways, it is estimated that governments in Canada at the federal, provincial and municipal levels together provide about $30 billion in annual government funding to businesses. This funding is an important instrument for governments to stimulate economic development and achieve industrial policy objectives, and is common in developed countries around the world.
There is only one way to find out. Search using Find It, our high-powered search engine, and apply using our business advisory services to improve your outcomes. Before The Funding Portal, it took days to identify government funding and private financing programs, department by department and website by website. Now, you can instantly identify appropriate funding programs and turn to the Portal’s expert funding services to improve your outcomes.
The Funding Portal brings together some of Canada's foremost funding experts in government grants and private financing, many drawn from respected federal, provincial and municipal government funding agencies. The Portal matches applicants with the most relevant expert based on industry sector, location and funding objectives.
Some government funding programs or private investment funds are available nationwide, while others are region-specific. Some funding programs are also geared towards certain industries or certain size businesses, such as start-ups or small businesses. The Funding Portal's Find It search engine helps refine your results to navigate funding requirements.
Yes, you can apply for all the government funding programs for which you meet the requirements. However, a small percentage of government funding programs prevent applicants from receiving funds from other programs.
Under some government funding programs, a contribution may need to be repaid. Grants are generally not repayable provided that they are used to achieve the stated objectives of the program and the business objectives specified in the government funding agreement. Breach of the government funding agreement can trigger repayment obligations— therefore it is important to respect your engagement and keep proof of any purchases made with the funds.
The Funding Portal is a national bilingual online portal that provides all Canadians with access to more than 4,500 federal, provincial and municipal government funding, tax incentive programs and private financing opportunities through its unique Find It search engine. Users are asked to register for a free account to conduct multiple searches on Find It.
There are legal and regulatory matters governing this issue. The Funding Portal complies with the legal and regulatory environment governing government funding:
While our data suggests that your funding outcomes will improve by using The Funding Portal, we cannot guarantee results and much will depend on the quality of the project, team and supporting information that the applicant is able to put forward. We provide a valuable professional service and our clients accept that our fees are fair and payable for working with them to make their application the best it can be.
Our policies can be summarized as follows:
The Funding Portal accepts payments via credit card and cheque. PayPal payments are also accepted, but a 5% surcharge will apply. Payments must be made prior to service delivery.
The Funding Portal offers a one-window gateway for companies seeking information and expert services related to Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITBs). The Portal has a pan-Canadian team of experts who can match your organization with large multi-national aerospace and defence companies with ITB obligations.
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