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Canada United Small Business Grant

New application window opening Monday, October 26, 2020!

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will be managed by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the national Chamber network in support of other chambers and partners to help small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19.

If awarded,…

Small Business Week Webinars

Oct 21 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Funding Programs for Non-Profits

Emergency Community Support Fund

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profit organizations serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funding is open to organizations in Haliburton County. 

Applications will be accepted until October…

Funding Available for Women-Led Businesses

With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), RE3 provides non-repayable performance-based contributions of up to $5,000 to assist Southern Ontario-based Women-led small and medium-sized…

Targeted RED Program Funding

Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program provides cost-share funding which supports activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario and opens doors to rural economic development.

This targeted intake is for economic diversification and competitiveness projects only. Capital projects are not eligible.

Application deadline: October 9, 2020


Funding Program for Tourism

The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization has launched two  new support programs designed to make it easier for you to take action on your ideas and implement some changes that will help build resiliency and sustainability in these uncertain times. 

Tourism Recovery and Innovation Program (TRIP)

Women's Entrepreneurship Program

The Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is offering enterpreneurial women virtual and face-to-face business support to help start a new business. 

Small Business Lighting Program

Receive up to $2,000 in incentives towards eligible energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides interest-free loans up to $40,000 to provide support to small businesses that do not qualify for, or have been rejected from, current Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures.


COVID-19 Resources

We have compiled a list of resources to help you make informed decisions and support you, your family, and your business or organization during this challenging time. We will continue to update this post as the situation develops. 

On this page:

  • Financing Support
  • Reopening the Economy
  • Call for Supplies
  • Business Continuity
  • Resources…