The Funding Portal is Canada’s national bilingual e-commerce platform and one-window gateway to improve access to government funding and private financing. The Portal aggregates more than 7,000 sources of funding within a free searchable database—more than 4,500 government sources and 2,500 private sources—representing more than $30 billion in available funding for your business, hospital, university, charity or non-profit. The Portal has also built a pan-Canadian Roster of funding experts to assist you with your application, and offers a full range of Data & Analytics reports informing the funding process.
Using the Portal’s proprietary Find It search engine, organizations can find relevant government funding and private financing programs in seconds rather than weeks, and then turn to the Portal’s expert funding services—Apply for It, Score It and Leverage It— to guide them through the application process to success.
The Funding Portal responds to a serious need in the market: businesses, including their national industry associations, investors and bankers, report that they have little or no understanding of government funding programs or private financing, nor do they have the resources or expertise to access them. What’s more, funders report that 80% of applications are rejected for non-compliance.
The Funding Portal’s experts assist clients to find and secure the right type of Canadian government funding and private financing to meet their growth objectives, including: small business funding, start-up funding, loans, government grants, contributions, SR&ED and innovation tax credits, tax incentives, business funding, government funding, business grants, job creation funding, wage subsidies, loan guarantees, private investment, equity investment, investment capital, commercial bank loans, venture capital (VC), angel investment, and other sources of private finance.