Support for Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) and Not-For-Profits (NFPs) for projects that expand business growth and allow SMBs to embrace the rapid pace of disruptive technologies by supporting the adoption of advanced business and innovation processes (for example: new materials, cutting edge services software, integrated solutions, cloud computing, rapid prototyping and engineering, robotics and automation, machine learning and extended intelligence, etc.). These projects should foster innovation, technology adoption and/or digital connectivity in our community.Download Guidelines Download Glossary
Is your business planning on implementing new technologies or enhancements to your digital presence? Has your business been affected by COVID-19 and you need to implement new technologies to remain competitive? The KLCFDC is looking to fund projects with a total cost (exclusive of HST) between $5,000 - $10,000. This is a matched contribution program where the recipient contributes a minimum of 50% of the total project cost.
Please note that your project should meet all of the other key RIIEO eligibility criteria, including demonstrating measurable growth of your operation, employment generation, sales growth, and access to new markets.
Some examples of projects are: development of an ecommerce website, digital marketing consulting and campaign deployment, implementation of artificial intelligence in your business processes, transition of processes to the cloud, app development.
If your business is eligible for other digital supports, such as Digital Main Street (DMS Shop Here, DMS Ontario Grants, DMS Future Proof) you are ineligible for support through this program.
Priority consideration will be given to projects that are planning to work with local – Kawartha Lakes -providers for their services (web design, social media consulting, digital media consulting, etc.)
*All projects are contingent upon receipt of funding from the Government of Canada/FedDev Ontario