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Green Hiring Incentives

Many of these programs open up dates throughout the year or run annually. Be sure to sign up for their alerts to stay up to date on upcoming application deadlines! Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative: Green Farms Stream – Check to see if more dates get added in Winter 2018-2019 The Green Internships Stream funds … Continue reading "Green Hiring Incentives"

OTF Transform Grant

 OTF Transform Grants – Register by Oct 17 and Apply by Nov 7 2018 You must register on time to be able to submit an application! The Transform Investment Stream will invest in projects that use collective strategy and transformative action to tackle complex community issues and create lasting change. It will provide greater clarity … Continue reading "OTF Transform Grant"

Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII)

The objective of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) is to increase sector competitiveness, by providing broad-based support that fosters innovation and investment in the sector. The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is responsible for allocating GCII funding, and will work collaboratively with the commercial scale greenhouse sector in Ontario to achieve GCII objectives. Eligible … Continue reading "Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII)"

FCM Green Municipal Fund – Transportation Study Grant

Study grant: Transportation networks and commuting options Summary We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that may reduce pollution in Canadian communities by improving transportation systems and networks or encouraging people to switch to less polluting transportation options. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions … Continue reading "FCM Green Municipal Fund – Transportation Study Grant"

Business Resources, Loans and Financing

Programs & Funding Industry Development Program: Ontario Media Development Corporation provides support to Ontario’s cultural entrepreneurs by partnering with established trade and event organizations to offer initiatives, events and activities that stimulate the growth of the cultural media industries. Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI): provides an incentive for large electricity consumers to conserve electricity. Companies that participate … Continue reading "Business Resources, Loans and Financing"

Rural Economic Development (RED) program Intake July 30- September 28 2018

Rural Economic Development program – accepting applications from 9 a.m. on July 30, 2018 until 5 p.m. on September 28, 2018 The RED program funds projects that stimulate economic growth in Ontario’s rural and Indigenous communities You can get up to 50% of your project costs or a maximum $100,000. They fund activities that grow … Continue reading "Rural Economic Development (RED) program Intake July 30- September 28 2018"

Programs with a Focus on Environmentalism

General Green Municipal Fund – FCM: provides funding for municipal environmental initiatives that improve air, water, and soil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Funding is allocated in the following focus areas:  Sustainable neighbourhood and brownfields action plans Energy efficiency and recovery Transportation and fuel efficiency Water quality and conservation Waste management and diversion Brownfields Municipalities for … Continue reading "Programs with a Focus on Environmentalism"

Community Futures and Small Business Enterprise Centre Supports in the Region

Community Futures Oxford Access to Capital Loans of up to $250,000 are available to new or existing businesses in Oxford County. Micro Loan Loans up to $15,000 are available only to existing businesses in Oxford County. The goal of this program is to expedite the loan process and ensure a fast turnaround of application decisions. … Continue reading "Community Futures and Small Business Enterprise Centre Supports in the Region"

Business Resources in Oxford County

Community Futures Oxford Access to Capital Micro Loan Future Oxford Legacy Fund Young Entrepreneur Grant Futurpreneur Canada Woodstock & Area SBEC Start Company + Summer Company Mentor Match Up Workshops and events! Community Improvement Programs City of Woodstock Community Improvement Plan  The CIP provides 10 programs, many of which can be combined with other incentives … Continue reading "Business Resources in Oxford County"