1) Canadian Digital Adoption Grants **Updated **– Sole Proprietors Now Eligible
Eligible businesses will receive micro-grants of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies (e.g., software, technology infrastructure, cybersecurity, platform subscriptions and licenses), as well as support and advice from a network of E-Commerce Advisors.
2) Stacy’s Rise Project – Deadline October 28, 2022
From September 22 - October 28, Canadian women running small businesses can apply for the Stacy’s Rise Project at stacysriseproject.ca.
Each selected recipient will receive a $15,000 grant, and gain access to a once-in-a-lifetime mentorship opportunity with PepsiCo Foods Canada and Frito-Lay leadership.
3) Enabling Accessibility Fund – Deadline November 1, 2022
Calls for Proposals are now being accepted for the Enabling Accessibility Fund. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-small-projects.html
This funding is for nonprofits, for profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, and municipalities.
The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF creates more opportunities for persons with disabilities to:
take part in community activities, programs and services
This Call for Proposals (CFP) will provide up to $57,950,000 in funding in fiscal year 2022 to 2023 to support a minimum of 580 accessibility projects, and up to $6,500,000 to support a minimum of 65 Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) projects.
4) The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund – Deadline Nov. 11, 2022
The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.
5) Investment Readiness Program – Deadline November 22, 2022
Applications for the third round of funding for CFC’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP) are currently being accepted until to November 22, 2022.
The Investment Readiness Program is open to a diverse range of organizations and businesses including charities, non-profits, co-ops and social enterprises. The program can provide $10,000 to $75,000 to create, manage, and expand social enterprises to get ready to accept investment.
The Investment Readiness Program will help social enterprises across Canada grow, and build their capacity to accept investors, and participate in Canada’s growing social finance market.
For more information visit: Investment Readiness Program - Saskatoon Community Foundation
6) EDP Digital Marketing Supports or Business Mentorship Supports – up to $750
Up to $750 in funding is available for rural entrepreneurs with health conditions or disabilities to access professional services to:
· Enhance their online marketing OR
· Receive support from a business mentor
Entrepreneurs can apply online: https://www.edpbusiness.ca/apply/
7) WEOC Loan Fund
Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada is delivering the WEOC National Loan Program.
This new program is providing loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs, particularly for start-ups, underrepresented groups or sole proprietorships which may experience more difficulty in accessing financing. The loan fund partner in Saskatchewan is WESK.
Learn more: https://weoc.ca/loan-program/