Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets, can all be found here:


With over 500 types of grants, loans and advice, has made it easier to find the right information with the Business Benefits Finder!

Ontario Grants

Find out what funding is currently available from the Government of Ontario, if you’re eligible and what you need to apply.

Learn how to apply.

  1. Aboriginal Participation Fund
  2. Black Youth Action Plan – Economic Empowerment Stream
  3. Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster
  4. Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program
  5. Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care Program
  6. Fire Protection Services Reimbursement: Unincorporated Ontario
  7. Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program
  8. Francophone Community Grants Program
  9. Great Lakes Local Action Fund
  10. Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Public Transit Stream
  11. Investment Ready: Certified Site designation
  12. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Budget Form 2021-2022
  13. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Child Protection Services 2021-2022
  14. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services –Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy 2021-2022
  15. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Ontario Works Programs 2021 or 2021-2022
  16. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Partner Facility Renewal Program 2021-2022
  17. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Temporary Wage Enhancement for Direct Support Workers
  18. Municipal Energy Plan Program  
  19. Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program
  20. Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations  
  21. Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2022-2023
  22. Ontario Together Fund
  23. Regional Development Program: Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
  24. Regional Development Program: Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Stream
  25. Seniors Community Grants
  26. Site Readiness Program
  27. Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund
  28. Closed funding opportunities

Community Futures Huron

If you’re looking for a loan to finance your business, we want to make getting one as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Through Government of Canada funding, CFDCs, like Community Futures Huron, help finance new or existing small businesses and social enterprises for start-up, expansion or stabilization plans that help maintain or create jobs.

Community Futures Huron loan products include:

  1. Business Succession Loans
  2. Facade Improvement Loans
  3. Innovation Loans
  4. Micro Enterprise Loans
  5. Rural Women in Business Loans
  6. Small Farm Loans
  7. Social Enterprise Loans
  8. Youth Business Loans

Huron County Economic Development

Are you starting, expanding or purchasing a small business? Apply for up to $5,000 in start-up funding and business training.

Summer Company

Students aged 15-29 can apply to receive up to $3,000 in start-up funding and business coaching to run their own summer business.

Digital Transformation Grant

Digital Service Squad members will help businesses apply for a $2500 Digital Transformation Grant to improve their digital development. 


SLED (Supporting Local Economic Development) is a focused program designed to help fund projects targeting key regional economic development priorities.

RTO4 Tourism Relief Fund

RTO4 will be distributing $5 million in Tourism Relief Funding in the areas of Waterloo Region, Huron County, Perth County and Wellington County.


RISE is the only national charity providing people a path toward sustained self-employment or small businesses ownership.


Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing the nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time.

For more information on how Huron Economic Development can help you, click on the link:

Huron Economic Development