The first step in qualifying for a Food & Beverage grant is simple: You must operate a Food & beverage business! There are many sub-categories in the term ‘Food & Beverage’.
The first step in qualifying for a Food & Beverage grant is simple: You must operate a Food & beverage business! There are many sub-categories in the term ‘Food & Beverage’, so let’s take a look at what this includes:
Food & Beverage grants are administered by both provincial and federal government programs. They are also often awarded by other organizations or non-profits with a stake in the industry. Eligibility for these grants varies greatly from one program to another. Here are some common themes of eligibility for the many different Food & Beverage programs out there:
In the Food & Beverage space, it’s common for food-grant programs to cater to one specific industry or sub-sector. For example, grants for farmers tend to be more for operational practices to promote sustainability and new technology, while operational expenses are seldom eligible for other Food & Beverage businesses. It’s important to know the purpose of the program before you start your application, so be sure to double-check!
Wondering what options are out there for food startups? Young companies may not be eligible for as many grants as mature ones, but that doesn’t mean you don’t qualify completely. Check out our blog library for more articles on grants for startups.
Let’s break down some of the most popular types of grants and see how much funding can be secured for one application.