Canada United Small Business Relief Fund: $5,000 Grants for Businesses

On February 16th at 1 pm, the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will open for a third round of applications. Through this fund, small businesses will be able to apply online to receive a grant of up to $5,000 as reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses. These expenses can include personal protective equipment, physical modifications to a business to meet local health and safety requirements, and enhancements to digital or e-commerce capabilities. Note that the grants are limited and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis, so any business looking to apply should be ready to do so at 1 pm on February 16th. A checklist of what to provide can be found here.

Small to medium-sized businesses, including for-profit and not-for-profit institutions, from all sectors and regions of Canada, are eligible to apply. Additionally, a company must:

  • Be incorporated or operating as a sole proprietor/partnership in Canada as of March 1, 2020
  • Have sales in 2019 between $150,000 and $3,000,000
  • Have a maximum of 75 employees

A full program and application guideline can be found here. This program is funded by Canada United and managed by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, any questions regarding the Relief Fund can be directed to them.

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