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SNAPP is back - funding for food and agriculture opportunities

 The SNAPP program has been renewed! The first of 3 in-takes is scheduled to run from November 3 rd until January 13 th . Visit https://rainalgoma.ca/snapp/ for more information.
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RAMP - applications are open until Dec 31

Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing The Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP) Program is for northern Ontario abattoirs and free-standing meat processing plants.  RAMP is a comprehensive approach to the sector that provides advisory support, expert consulting, and funding for eligible projects. The RAMP program will provide up to $25,000 at 75% cost-share towards the purchase of new technologies, equipment and/or materials that will result in the growth and diversity of the meat sector supply chain within the agri-food sector in the region. Participation in the program’s initiatives (productivity assessments and management training) is strongly encouraged for funding recipients. Eligible Applicants ·      Provincially or federally inspected abattoirs and free-standing meat processing plants located in Northern Ontario. ·      Both start-up and existing businesses are eligible. Start-up businesses are expected t

Beginning Farmers Program - grant closes Oct 15

Beginning Farmers Program   IAPO is accepting applications for the Beginning Farmers Program until October 15, 2022. The program provides support in two key areas: start up financing; workshops and training. Eligible participants will be able to access up to $50,000 in financing and 30% in grants for their new farm business. For more details about the program,   click here. For an application or further information contact:   info@indianag.on.ca  or 1-800- 363-0329.

On-Farm Climate Action Fund opens Jan 4 '23

  On-Farm Climate Action Fund      The next On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) intake will accept applications from January 4, 2023 until 11:59 (ET) January 18, 2023!   OFCAF provides cost-share funding for Ontario farmers to implement new practices under in-field nitrogen management, cover cropping and rotational grazing systems.   Eligible invoice dates for this intake will be January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024. Projects must be completed (which means the new practice approved for funding must be implemented on the eligible acres), including demonstrated participation in an approved  Knowledge Sharing Event , by January 31, 2024.  The Program Guide will be updated on November 15th, 2022. You can find program information, including a link to the Program Guide at  Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund OSCIA (ontariosoilcrop.org).  Be sure to read the Program Guide after November 15th for details on eligible costs and act

Startup Global 2022 Pitch Competition due July 31

  Apply to join the StartUp Global Pitch Competition! Are you a startup interested in scaling up and doing business in new markets? If so, you are invited to apply to pitch to win your share of $75,000 to help grow your business through the wildcard round of the Startup Global Pitch Competition , presented by Startup Global in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), Export Development Canada (EDC) and UPS. 10 wild card spots from the application pool will be selected for spots in the Grand Finale, where they will pitch for the chance to win. Those selected will also get to participate in the remaining exclusive‑in kind support, including a pitch building bootcamp as well as 1:1 mentorship and advisory support. Submit your Wild Card application before July 31! Learn more and apply today. Why your organization should participate: Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets Gain insights and

Indigenous Women in Business Program from NADF

NADF is running a special program for the Women in Business Program (WiB) which provides training and financing of up to $20,000 The goal of the WiB is to assist Northern Ontario Indigenous women with a desire to: start or grow a business overcome barriers and access funding build their credit, and leverage financing and support services Eligibility be an Indigenous woman over the age of 18 years must be a wholly owned or majority-owned (51%) Indigenous women-led business business must be located and operating in  NADF’s service area Workshops Designed for Indigenous women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business. NADF’s WiB workshops series will prepare you to take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey. Network Learn new business skills Work on your business strategy Workshop dates to be determined Financing The WiB is a micro-finance program designed for part-time and/or home-based Indigenous women-led businesses requiring smaller loans and who may lack

NOBEEP is launched as the first Black centric entrepreneurship program

The Northern Ontario Black Economic Empowerment Program has launched from from their office in Sudbury today. The program is providing entrepreneurial supports for Black entrepreneurs across northern Ontario.