March 21


06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Brick-and-mortar businesses located on main streets across southern Ontario can now apply for up to $20,000 in direct-to-business funding.

About the Workshop:

The Business Sustainability Stream applications are open!

Get a behind the scenes look at the new funding stream which will be open for brick-and-mortar businesses. Join us in an interactive session where you can ask questions live to our grant writer expert and start or complete you application live. Walk along our expert and create a compelling aplication for this wonderful opportunity.

Overview of the Fund

My Mainstreet: The Business Sustainability Stream will provide up to $20,000 to brick-and-mortar business located on main streets across southern Ontario to support productivity enhancements. Non-repayable funds can go towards start-up costs (equipment, lease, marketing, etc.) and business expansion costs (façade renovations, inventory, technology, etc.)

You will also have access to business support such as market research and training.

Applications are open until March 31st, 2024.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overview of the Grant
  • How to create a compelling application for the Grant Review Committee
  • Tips on how to create a Grant Blueprint


  • Be a brick-and-mortar business located on main streets across southern Ontario. Check if you are in a main street
  • Employ between 1 – 5 staff
  • Have demonstrated revenue growth
  • Provide a business case on how the funding will strengthen their existing capacity and support their growth
  • Be an Ontario resident

How we help?

  • Learn more about the funding opportunity
  • Fill out the questionnaire with us
  • Start your application process and get it done
  • Discuss your case with our grant writer expert and get your questions answered

Virtual Event Details:

Date/time: Thursday March 14th at 6:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep in mind that we don’t record grant working groups sessions because they are meant to encourage live participation and help you complete your grant application; therefore, we will not offer refunds. If you have issues to attend the session after registration please contact us at or call us at 905-497-8200.


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