2021 Funds to Watch: Grant Programs Across Industries

In Q2 2020, $29 million of public funding was awarded to private and public sector applicants.

Fundingportal recommends Startup, SME & Enterprise organizations consider Q1 2021 as a window to find and apply for sources of government funding.  Work with our team to learn more about our “programs to watch” and leverage awarded funds in Q2 & Q3 2021 to meet your annual growth objectives. 

To start, purchase your Fundingportal Subscription to instantly find the right funding programs for projects for today and tomorrow. 

Subscribe to Fundingportal

Funding Programs: 2021 Industry Snapshot 


Cleantech & Energy

  • SD Tech Fund
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
  • Innovation Assistance Program

Agriculture, Agri-Food & Farming

  • (COVID-19) Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program
  • AgriInnovate Program
  • AgriStability Program

Municipalities, Communities & Nonprofits

  • Municipal Asset Management Program
  • (COVID-19) Indigenous Community Support Fund
  • Regional Innovation Ecosystems and Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI).

Businesses & Financial Services

  • CanExport SMEs
  • (COVID-19) Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
  • Business Development Program

Manufacturing Operations & Projects

  • EcoPerformance Program
  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF). Business stream
  • Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen)

Aerospace & Defence Sectors

  • Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Technology development (AO)
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation. Business scale-up and productivity

Healthcare & Lifesciences

  • Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy Challenge program
  • Neurotech Early Research and Development
  • Strategic Innovation Fund. Stream 5 – National Innovation Ecosystems

Technology (IT) & Digital Media

  • Scale AI Industry-led projects
  • Digital Technology Supercluster. Capacity Building Call For Projects
  • Northern Innovation Program. Applied Research & Technology Development Projects

Work with Fundingportal today to find, apply for and leverage funding by: 

  • Purchase your Subscription Package to find the right funding opportunities for your organization immediately, and stay informed on new funds through our curated alerts system. 
  •  Order a custom Fundingsources Report today to identify the top funds for your projects and predict your funding outcomes. Then, work with our grant writers to submit a winning application.

To get started: 

Email us [email protected].

Facebook Twitter Mail-bulk Instagram Linkedin


Fundingportal leverages innovation to help businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities like yours to get grants and funding.

Read Previous

Fundingportal US Top 5 Awards Recipients November 2020

Read Next

Mining our own business: Canada’s mining industry awarded $364 million in funding since start of 2021

coding4pro honey homes