BMO, in collaboration with Deloitte, is pleased to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program.

10 Women Owned Businesses will receive $10,000 in grant money

BMO is a strong supporter of the advancement of women. Since 2012, BMO has recognized the achievements and contributions of over 180 women through the BMO Celebrating Women Program. During this uncertain time of Covid-19, we know the challenges for female business owners have increased. Our goal is to continue to honour and celebrate these women for their courage, innovation and resilience during these unprecedented times.

Is my business eligible to apply?

To be eligible, you must be able to convey how you have shown resilience and innovated your business in some way due to the onslaught of COVID-19.  

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria in order to apply for a Grant including:

  • Your business must be at least 51% female owned and controlled
  • You must have reached the legal age of majority in your province/territory and be a resident of Canada
  • Your business must be headquartered in Canada with a minimum 50% of revenue tied to business sales done in Canada
  • The business must be currently active and operating in Canada
  • Your business is a for-profit business with annual revenues of $10M or less
  • Your business has been in continuous operation selling a product or service for not less than 2 years as of January 1, 2020

When can I apply?
Applications can be submitted between July 20, 2020 at 12:00am EST and August 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

How do I apply?
We are proud to collaborate with Deloitte to administer the application process.

 

Applications for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program are now closed. Thank you to those of you who applied.

 

Click here for FAQ’s.

 

Key Dates:

  • July 20, 2020: Grant application portal is open for submissions
  • August 7, 2020: Grant application portal closes
  • Early September: 72 semi-finalists will be notified by email with specific instructions about submitting a 1-2 minute video
  • Late October: Ten (10) Grant Recipients will be notified

 

Looking for additional resources for your business?
Click here for additional resources to help you manage your business through this unprecedented time.

 

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