Insights on Grants

A Look at the Top 3 Business Grants for 2020

A Look at the Top 3 Business Grants for 2020

For over 30 years, we at RDP have been assisting companies to apply for business grants; so we know a thing or two about government funding programs.  The following are what we predict to be the best grants to apply for in 2020: 1. Canexport This program is an...

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Understanding Recent Changes to COJG Guidelines

There have been recent changes to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program. COJG is a government funding scheme designed to support employers that invest in staff training. Since 2014, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has been providing...

A Look at the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF)

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is a new grant that will provide funding to SMEs ranging from $20,000 to $250,000 CAD covering up to 25% of a project’s eligible costs. The funding is for projects that lower GHG emissions and energy usage. The program is...

How to Win Large Business Grants

Canadian government grants don't just cover small businesses. They're also available to selected large industrial projects When it comes to grants provided to businesses for Innovation, Canada has been a very generous country. Not many other industrialized countries...

A Tale of Two Budgets

It seems the Federal and Ontario Governments have truly opposing agendas and policies. While areas like carbon tax receive a lot of press coverage, each government’s position on SR&ED tax credits and innovation, in general, appears to be heading to different...

NGen: Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster

Many companies in Canada have been waiting the for 5 Superclusters to open. NGen is now accepting applications for membership. The focus of this Supercluster is on advanced manufacturing. Membership to NGen is free. Once you become a member, you can access information...

Six Ways to Spot Grant Scams

When the Going Gets Tough...the Funding Gets Fake For small business owners starting up or growing a business, grant funding can be an excellent source of support to tackle big projects and improve your bottom line. Most business funding is offered by government...

New CleanTech Fund for Plastic Innovations

Innovative Solutions Canada Challenges is a federal government procurement program providing over $100 million to support the scale-up and growth of Canada’s innovators. Twenty different federal departments and agencies contribute funding to this program, and each...

An In-depth Look at Ontario Agri Grants

With dozens of different streams of funding to support a wide range of business activities, Ontario’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program offers grants to businesses in the agriculture sector. They include farmers, cannabis growers, and food and beverage...

6 Steps to Never Miss a Grant Deadline

The government of Canada offers a multitude of small business grants to encourage growth, innovation, and economic development for Canadian small businesses. These government grants can provide a significant cash injection to jumpstart a project and become a key...

How Does IT Fit in a New Grant Landscape?

The following piece was originally published in IT Business Canada Over the last two years, the federal government has introduced many new incentives for research and development, mainly by way of small business grants or non-repayable contributions. In addition,...

Are Government Grants a Right Funding Mechanism?

The following piece was originally published in ITBusiness.ca Many people are surprised to learn that Canada gives out more grants to businesses, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, than most other countries. When we compare grant funding for...

When Should I Apply For a Government Business Grant?

Applicants for government grant programs are never guaranteed approval, as there is a range of factors at play impacting their eligibility. It is best to maximize your chances of approval by focusing on aspects of your business that you have some control over. It is...

An Update on CME Smart Program

In June and July of 2017 the Canadian Manufacturing Exporters (CME), in partnership with the Government of Ontario launched a $25 million fund known as CME SMART Green Program. The Fund was designed to assist eligible small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME)...

How Canada is Conquering the FinTech Space

Insights from Industry Leaders Canada’s FinTech industry today is one of the most dynamic—and for good reason—the coolest industries on the Canadian tech scene. All signs point to its ability to fundamentally reinvent the existing order in the country’s financial...

A look at the Innovation Debate: Small Guys vs. Big Shots

For many years, the debate about innovation has centered around the merits of large companies vs small ones. I’d like to offer some of our observations that are based on what we have seen at RDP in over three decades of helping our clients of all sizes maximize the...