Good Evening All,
Just a reminder that the Canada United Small Business Relief fund granting portal opens tomorrow - Monday, October 26/20. The last time this grant was available it went very quickly so I recommend applying tomorrow if you're interested. Further down this email is the link to the application.
Successful applicants will receive a relief grant of up to $5,000. The intention of the fund is to support local businesses of all kinds from across the country (from retailers to barbershops to farmers).
The relief grant can be used for any of the following eligible expenses:
- Purchased Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and latex gloves.
- Renovated physical space to adhere to local, Provincial or Federal reopening guidelines.
- Developed or improved e-commerce capabilities for your business.
On October 20, 2020 the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.
Canada United is a national fundraising campaign created by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in collaboration with private sector partners and provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).
What is available?
Small businesses may apply for grants of up to $5,000 to cover the costs of personal protective equipment, make physical modifications to their businesses to meet local health and safety requirements, and enhance their digital or e-commerce capabilities.
Starting on October 26, 2020, small businesses can apply online through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for the next wave of Canada United Small Business Relief Fund grants.
Applications are open to small businesses across sectors and industries in every part of the country that:
- have between $150,000 and $3 million in annual sales;
- have up to 75 employees;
- are registered in Canada; and
- would use the grant to cover the costs of personal protective equipment, make physical modifications to their businesses to meet local health and safety requirements, and enhance their digital or e-commerce capabilities.