Grants for Food and Beverage Guidebook
Where can I get a list of Food & Beverage grants?

Have you considered what your grant search strategy is? How effective is it? Are you looking in the right places?


  • Search engines are great, but they’re not the best place to look for grant opportunities. Start your search with the Government of Canada website instead.
  • Check out the official website of your province or territory, too. Not all grants come from the federal government!
  • If you need more support, consider GetGranted, our one-stop shop for finding grant funding in Canada.

Have you considered what your grant search strategy is? How effective is it? Are you looking in the right places? 

If your grant search strategy involves typing keywords into a search engine, you’re probably investing more time than you need to, and missing out on key results. Believe us, there are better ways!

Let’s start with the Government of Canada website. It may not be the most riveting website visit, but it’s the holy grail of grant resources for small Food & Beverage business owners. On the business and industry page, you’ll find a myriad of financial tools at your fingertips beyond grants, including tax credits, and special low- or no-interest loans. It even has a Business Benefits Finder that allows you to filter and scroll through available grants. 

Food & Beverage businesses have access to a network of organizations that exist to support food businesses. If you’re not already a member of any industry groups, we highly recommend signing up and getting on their newsletter lists. Some key organizations with plenty of grant resources for Food & Beverage businesses include: 

Additionally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) where you can browse programs and services in place to support your food business. This is an excellent platform to gain insights into the support available for Food & Beverage businesses on a federal level.  

Finally, remember to keep a close eye on provincial as well as federal websites for funding opportunities. We’ve compiled a list of links to help you explore funding options in your province. No need to thank us – just get out there and get yourself some grant funding!

Granted’s GetGranted Database

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tailored list of grants for your small business?

We thought so too.

That’s why we created GetGranted–our SaaS grant database that automatically notifies users about relevant grant opportunities. You can choose what type of funding you want to receive updates about, and change your preferences at any time. Let’s take a look at some of GetGranted’s key features.

  • Managed and updated every week by experienced grant experts
  • Easy-to-understand grant summaries
  • Notifications when new programs launch and when old programs change
  • Best practices to help you craft a successful application
  • Grant Dashboard that allows you to track your funding and manage next steps
  • Access to grant experts on a pay-per-consult basis

With GetGranted’s filters, you can see all the Food & Beverage grants that your business can qualify for so you can get granted!

Next Chapter – How to apply for Food & Beverage Grants

So you know what to expect in a submission process, let’s have a look at the different types of submission methods.

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