Foundation / Corporation
Innovation Guelph, Our Food Future, and the Circular Food Economy (CFE) iHub
Grants and in-kind services to Ontario businesses,nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises in eligible areas to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to assist businesses and organizations in the local food system emerge from the current crisis stronger and more sustainable. Applicants will receive a seed funding grant, targeted support from consultants, a spot in an educational program focused on building sustainable practices and business resilience, and the chance to apply for an interest-free loan. Applicants must be located in Guelph or Wellington County.
Seeding Our Food Future is an initiative of Grow Back Better, Our Food Future’s 10-point recovery plan in response to COVID-19 and part of the City of Guelph and Wellington County’s overall economic and social recovery efforts. It is reprioritizing or restructuring existing elements of Our Food Future to provide immediate support to strengthen the local food economy, including through supporting new and existing food businesses.
GrantWatch ID#: 190798
What the Program Provides:
- A non-repayable seed funding grant of $5,000
- Up to 30 hours of targeted support and expertise through Innovation Guelph ($4,500 value)
- A guaranteed spot in R-Purpose MICRO, a 12-week educational program focused on building sustainable practices and business resilience, delivered by Provision Coalition ($1,200 value); and
- The chance to apply for a supplementary interest-free loan of up to $10,000 through Harve$t Impact in collaboration with the Waterloo-Wellington and Saugeen Community Futures offices.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions about the application, you can contact any one of the following program partners:
- Innovation Guelph: Christopher Coghlan: Christopher.Coghlan@innovationguelph.ca
- 10C: Helina Lam: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LaunchIt Minto: Somer Antonopoulos: email@example.com
- BCGW: Kristel Manes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wood Centre: Melanie Lang: email@example.com
- WWCF: Tanya Markvart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guelph or Wellington County
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