GRANT AND FINANCING RESOURCES
The purpose of CARIN is to offer entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium-sized businesses access to funding at various stages. This can be from Alberta Innovates Voucher program to Community Futures’ lending services for start-up and/or expansion.
AWE Financing – AWE financing can help women in Alberta purchase a business, start a new business or grow their existing business. Our repayable loans (up to $150,000) have flexible repayment options and terms up to 5 years.
BDC Financing Loans – BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital, and consulting services to entrepreneurs. Federal program to support ICT facility and consulting needs.
Community Futures Central Alberta – Community Futures provides a variety of customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, ranging from $500 to $150,000. They are known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, and for having flexible qualification criteria.
Futurpreneur – Futurpreneur helps aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 with mentorship and financing. Futurpreneur can provide up to $45,000 in collateral-free financing.
Your Business Innovation Network and Resources
Resources your need for the next step
The Micro-Voucher, Voucher and Product Demonstration Programs (PDP) support early to late stage technology and knowledge-driven SMEs operating in Alberta towards advancing technology readiness. Depending on their needs, eligible companies can apply for funding ranging from $0 up to $300,000 to help cover the costs in hiring third-party services and/or equipment for the purpose of business and technology development. Click here to learn more
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts – Grants
FACTOR Loan Programs for Recording
ARTS & CULTURE
Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP)
Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program (IFIT)
Innovation Voucher Pilot Program
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)
Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources – BEAHR Internship Program
Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) and International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC)