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Often referred to as "Gs & Cs," government grants and contributions within the business marketplace are government funding assistance to businesses to support specific commercial and industrial policy objectives.
Funding Portal takes a comprehensive approach to searching through all government funding and private financing programs to find the right type of funding instrument for your business. Here is an overview of the types of funding included on the Fundsearch tool:
Use Funding Portal to find government funding and private matching funds for your organization in a fraction of the time.
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While it is difficult to tally because governments account for grants and contributions in many different ways, it is estimated that governments in Canada at the federal, provincial and municipal levels together provide about $30 billion in annual government funding to businesses. This funding is an important instrument for governments to stimulate economic development and achieve industrial policy objectives, and is common in developed countries around the world.
There is only one way to find out. Search using Fundsearch, our high-powered search engine, and apply using our business advisory services to improve your outcomes. Before Funding Portal, it took days to identify government funding and private financing programs, department by department and website by website. Now, you can instantly identify appropriate funding programs and turn to Funding Portal’s expert funding services to improve your outcomes.
Funding Portal brings together some of Canada's foremost funding experts in government grants and private financing, many drawn from respected federal, provincial and municipal government funding agencies. Funding Portal matches applicants with the most relevant expert based on industry sector, location and funding objectives.
Some government funding programs or private investment funds are available nationwide, while others are region-specific. Some funding programs are also geared towards certain industries or certain size businesses, such as start-ups or small businesses. Funding Portal's Fundsearch tool helps refine your results to navigate funding requirements.
Yes, you can apply for all the government funding programs for which you meet the requirements. However, a small percentage of government funding programs prevent applicants from receiving funds from other programs.
Under some government funding programs, a contribution may need to be repaid. Grants are generally not repayable provided that they are used to achieve the stated objectives of the program and the business objectives specified in the government funding agreement. Breach of the government funding agreement can trigger repayment obligations— therefore it is important to respect your engagement and keep proof of any purchases made with the funds.
Funding Portal is a national bilingual online portal that provides all Canadians with access to more than 15,000 federal, provincial and municipal government funding programs, tax incentives and private financing opportunities through its unique Fundsearch tool. Users are asked to register for a free account to conduct multiple searches on the tool.
Funding Portal complies with the legal and regulatory environment governing government funding. Modest work fees are preferred by most applicants. Outcome-oriented fees can apply where permitted in law and agreed to by the parties:
While our data suggests that your funding outcomes will improve by using Funding Portal, we cannot guarantee results and much will depend on the quality of the project, team and supporting information that the applicant is able to put forward. We
provide a valuable professional service and our clients accept that our fees are fair and payable for working with them to make their application the best it can be.
Our policies can be summarized as follows:
These practices are consistent with those adopted by reputable professional firms, worldwide.
Contingency fees are higher than work fees. Here’s a comparison:
|Company is Seeking||Contingency Fee Model||Work Fee Model|
|Tier 1 Level Funding ($10k-$100k)||$15,000 fee (Most firms charge 15%)||$5,000 fee|
|Tier 2 Level Funding ($100k-$1M)||$100,000 fee (Most firms charge 10%)||$15,000 fee|
|Tier 3 Level Funding ($1M-$10M)||$800,000 fee (Most firms charge 8%)||$20,000 fee|
|Tier 4 Level Funding ($10M+)||$1.2M fee (Most firms charge 6%)||$25,000 fee|
Work fees are up-front fees—they are suitable for companies that make informed assessments as to their chances of success and therefore are willing to pay a small amount up-front where they feel they have a good chance of success. Fundingportal provides companies with a custom Fundingsources Report so they can review reliable data and make informed assessments about the top sources of funding for their company, how much funding they can expect to receive from these sources, and the likelihood that their company will get funded. Then companies can feel confident paying a small work fee or contingency fees.
Companies that are raising a first round of funding often have no money at all, and can only pay for services if they receive funding. Others are highly uncertain that they will get funded and prefer to pass that risk to a service provider. Companies in these circumstances pay higher fees, but the contingent aspect of the fees can make this the right choice for some.
Fundingportal leverages data to help companies improve their funding decisions and outcomes, and uses online tools to avoid expensive office infrastructure and overhead costs, and deliver very significant savings to companies looking for funding.
Funding Portal accepts payments via credit card and cheque. PayPal payments are also accepted, but a 5% surcharge will apply. Payments must be made prior to service delivery.
Funding Portal offers a one-window gateway for companies seeking information and expert services related to Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITBs). Funding Portal has a pan-Canadian team of experts who can match your organization with large multi-national aerospace and defence companies with ITB obligations.
Please visit our designated Services page to learn more about each offer.