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Incentives and Funding

Business Incentives and Funding

Fund your future.

As a new entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, the City of Kawartha Lakes is invested in your success. We hope to save you valuable time by listing all available funding and incentive programs in one convenient place. These options may provide support with research, planning, business development, financing, and expansion.

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Municipal programs

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Million Dollar Makeover

An incentive program designed to encourage and support economic development in Kawartha Lakes.

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Starter Company PLUS

Access to training, mentorship and funding up to $5,000 to help launch or grow early-stage businesses.

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Summer Company

For youth 15 to 29 years of age to to receive hands-on mentoring and up to $3,000 for a summer business start up.

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Physician Recruitment

Financial incentives for new and experienced family doctors looking to practice in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Local Economic Development Support Grant

New! Operational funding for not-for-profit organizations who undertake local economic development initiatives.

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Cultural Facilities Operational Support Grant

New! Operational funding for Cultural not-for-profit organizations that have a local facility from which offer public programing.

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Summer Tourism Experience Fund

Support Chambers of Commerce
in Kawartha Lakes enhance the visitor experience across the municipality.

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Regional programs


Kawartha Lakes Community Futures

Lending and incentives for SMEs to support entrepreneurs and support community economic development initiatives. 

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Kawartha Region Conservation

Programs, services and landowner grants to help farmers contribute to environmental conservation.

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Regional Tourism Organization 8

Incentives available for tourism businesses, including partnership opportunities.

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Hydro One

Energy savings for businesses through the Hydro One Save ON Energy programs.


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Provincial programs

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Ontario Business Grants and Funding

List of funding programs and criteria for available programs from the Province of Ontario.

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FedDev Ontario Small Business Services

Help for Ontario entrepreneurs to access government business information and services.

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OMAFRA Funding Programs

A list of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Funding programs.

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Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Help to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of emerging technologies in Ontario.

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Invest Ontario

Invest Ontario

Government grants, loans, tax credits and support services for Ontario businesses.

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Specied at Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands

Species at Risk Partnerships

Support for the recovery of species at risk on agricultural land.

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Federal programs

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Business Benefits Finder

Database of Federal programs and services for business, whether  starting out or scaling up.

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Business Grants and Funding

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

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Innovation Funding and Support

Funding and advisory support for research and development, innovation and commercialization.

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Environmental Damages Fund (EDF)

Funding for projects that restore damage to the natural environment and wildlife conservation.

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Industrial Research Assistance Program

Helping SMEs to increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Support for small and medium-sized businesses in all industries.

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Financing, mentoring and expertise for youth ages 18 – 39 to launch a business.

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