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Desjardins GoodSpark Grants
Your chance to win $20,000 CAD to support your small business in Canada. Applications due by December 3rd, 2023
One of Canada’s leading cooperative financial groups in Canada, Desjardins, is offering $20,000 CAD in grant funds to 150 Canadian small business owners via their annual Desjardins GoodSpark Grants program.
With Desjardins's commitment to improving the economic and social well-being of people and communities, the Desjardins GoodSpark Grants program seeks to support small business projects that tackle at least 1 of the following areas: sustainable development, health and well-being, innovation, and community impact within Canadian communities.
A total of $3 Million in CAD for 150 small businesses. Each finalist gets $20,000 CAD.
The small business must
Be Canadian-owned and operated
Have their headquarters in at least 1 of the following provinces: Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
Have a minimum of 1 employee and a maximum of 50 employees
Have been registered for at least one year (before November 1st, 2022)
Have a project that tackles at least 1 of the following areas: sustainable development, health and well-being, innovation and community impact
Not be a charity, a non-profit organization, or an organization receiving government funding on an ongoing basis for its operational expenses
HOW TO APPLY
For more information, view the original article and eligibility rules on the Desjardins Website. Click the link below to navigate the site and submit your application.
Applications for this program are due by Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.
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