Business Grant Support Program

Business Grant Support Program

The intent of the Business Grant Support Program to assist businesses access funding programs and assist with the cost of hiring a grant writer. The program will offer 50% up to $2000 to be used to cover costs associated with writing a grant application.
Please complete the application form and return to Shelley Hirstwood, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, [email protected]

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GUIDELINES
Intent: To assist businesses access funding programs and assist with the cost of hiring a grant writer.

  • The Business Grant Support Program will be provided to businesses in the amount of 50% up to a total commitment of $2000 based on actual costs.
  • The Business Grant Support Program must go toward the fees associated with writing, preparing and/or reviewing a grant application by a third party consultant.
  • The program will be offered on a first come, first serve basis based on availability of funds.
  • Eligibility Includes:
    • Registered business located in the City of Kingston;
    • Must be applying for a grant/funding program to support business retention and/or growth; and
    • Businesses must be for-profit and pay commercial taxes and/or commercial rent.
  • Requirements:
    • Businesses need to notify Kingston Economic Development Corporation regarding outcome of grant application; and
    • Costs in excess of the amount approved are the responsibility of the business.
  • Process:
    • The Business Grant Support Program application must be filled in and submitted to Kingston Economic Development Corporation by email to [email protected] for approval.
    • Kingston Economic Development Corporation will review the application and provide a written response confirming approval/not approval and the approved amount.
    • The business will be required to cover the costs of the grant writing service.
    • Kingston Economic Development will reimburse the business upon receipt of invoice and proof of payment.

Contact Information:

Shelley Hirstwood
Director of Business Development
613 544 2725 ext. 7232
[email protected]

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