Grant for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Grant for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

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Grants for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Grants for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Are you a Canadian Business owner looking to find ways to grow your business with the assistance of grant funding?  #BecauseWeCare the team at Dufferin Media are constantly investigating ways to help your business find solutions for you to invest in your digital marketing while getting some funding if possible along the way!

Imagine being able to finally update or refresh your website?  Or add e-commerce so you can sell your product anywhere in the World?  Perhaps your goal is to gain more customers from Google searches, or get your business on TikTok?  There are grants available to assist you with the cost of investing in these solutions.

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Dufferin Media Has Experience With Grants

For the past 2 years we have worked with businesses from Ontario and New Brunswick to assist them with the Digital Main St Grant.  We are familiar with navigating the requirements, providing assistance with the application (the plan for digital marketing), and providing the services as outlined in the grant guidelines.

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DMS R.A.I.S.E. Grant of $10,000


R.A.I.S.E. is a program focused on assisting Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs to start and scale their business. The program will provide coaching, mentorship, advisory services and grants to entrepreneurs looking to increase their capacity and scale their business.

$10,000 Grant for Entrepreneurs in Ontario

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies. Grants will be available through local and regional service providers across Canada. The service providers will also support a network of e-commerce advisors who will advise and help small businesses adopt e-commerce.

Is Your Ontario Business Eligible For The $10,000 Grant?

RAISE is open to applicants that meet the following requirements:

  • Is a registered business in Ontario and/or is incorporated
  • Employing 1-10 full time equivalent employees equivalent including sole proprietorship, and up to 25 employees for businesses in the hospitality sector
  • Is NOT a franchise, including those individually owned and operated
  • Is NOT a wholesaler or manufacturer
  • Is NOT a not-for-profit or charitable organization
Owned by:

  • Indigenous, Black or racialized individual (mandatory self-identification is required in the application)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently living and operating their business in Ontario
Has completed the application process, which includes:

  • Initial application
  • Online training
  • 2 to 10 hours of Business Coaching
  • Completed Business Transformation Plan
Additional Notes

  • May be a home-based business
  • Owners with multiple businesses and/or locations may only apply for one grant
  • French translation assistance will be available for applicants upon request

What Can The Grant Be Used For?

Eligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Dufferin Media is a proud vendor of the Digital Main St. program, and here to assist you however we can.  You can visit the website here for more information or to get your grant started:

Get More Information on The R.A.I.S.E. Grant

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