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Funding Opportunities

Regional Innovation Ecosystems

This stream targets nonprofit organization projects that help create an innovation-friendly entrepreneurial environment that fosters the growth and productivity of businesses in a given region. The funding is for projects which foster closer ties among the players in the various ecosystems, foster the creation, growth and maintenance of regional clusters, and/or attract foreign investment and is geared for the manufacturing, food processing, information and communications technologies and life sciences industries.

Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, the Business Development Bank of Canada and other financial institutions. It will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country.

The Government of Canada has announced that the Loan Fund is accepting loan applications from Black business owners and entrepreneurs through the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE).

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The Co-Investment Fund provides capital to partnered organizations for new affordable housing and the renovation and repair of existing affordable and community housing. Funds are provided as low-interest and/or forgivable loans and contributions

The City of Orillia Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP)

$200,000 for the 2023 grant program to offset costs of development in the downtown core for DTCIP projects such as façade improvements, signage, feasibility studies, building improvements and the creation of residential units.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness.

Barrie Community Improvement Plan

Three incentive programs are offered through the CIP for eligible projects that target key planning and growth management objectives for development within Barrie.

The incentive programs include things such as a rebate on certain fees and permits (such as planning application fees and building permit fees), affordable residential units per door incentive, a tax increment based grant on eligible brownfield redevelopments and a grant for renovation and restoration work on buildings on the Municipal Heritage Register.