Find government funding for
your clients in mere minutes
There aren’t many financial professionals who would
consciously overlook a $24-billion opportunity, and yet this is
exactly what happens every time government funding is omitted
from a business financing strategy.
This is the message that The Funding Portal, a new Canadian
single-window online gateway to government funding, has spent
the last year spreading to financial professionals, investors and
According to the Portal’s proprietary database of funding
data, Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments
allocate as much as $24 billion in support to Canadian
businesses each year through over 4,000 grant, contribution and
tax incentive programs.
Despite the size of the national public funding marketplace,
government funding is often put aside because of the difficulty
and time associated with finding appropriate sources of funding
from thousands of websites and government offices.
Launched last year, The Funding Portal is a Canadian venture-
backed corporation that is revolutionizing the way advisors,
investors and their portfolio companies approach government
funding, rapidly taking site visitors from “Where do I start?” to
“Your cheque is in the mail.”
Now the search for government funding begins by logging
onto the Portal’s website, FundingPortal.com, and entering key
data into the site’s proprietary Find It search engine, which tallies
all available sources of funding and updates data 24/7.
The Find It guided search is no more complex than finding and
booking a hotel room or flight online—visitors are asked to enter
their individual financing needs, including region, industry sector,
size of the company and the amount of funding being sourced.
A list of applicable funding opportunities is then returned in
seconds, cutting down average search time from a whopping 11
days prior to the Portal’s launch.
The Funding Portal is a useful tool for financial professionals
looking beyond crowded pots of money to discover new funding
sources that may be less competitive and that may yield higher
amounts for their clients.
Being instantly on top of thousands of sources of funding
can provide a significant competitive advantage to financial
professionals who choose to adopt The Funding Portal as a new
The Find It search tool is free for up to four hours of search.
This allows a typical business to source funding numerous times
in a year, at no cost. Financial professionals who wish to use the
Find It tool on an unlimited daily basis register with the Portal and
pay a modest subscriber fee, typically $35 per month or $400
per year. Enterprise rates are also available for larger service
providers who wish to make the search tool available for multiple
professionals in their firm.
Investors and financial professionals can also recommend
the Portal’s suite of expert funding services to assist their clients
in the application process through to success. Much like in the
world of high-risk investing, securing government funding often
requires an experienced professional to improve outcomes.
As part of its end-to-end service, the Portal boasts a
roster of national experts, many having recently retired from
the funding selection committees, to guide clients through the
The Portal’s most popular services include Ask-a-Funding-Expert, a one-hour consultation with a funding professional to
determine the most promising opportunities for a business, and
its Data and Analytics Reports, which provide investors and
businesses with hard-to-find data on government funding in
specific industries or regions.
For more information contact:
By Teri Kirk, Founder and CEO, the Funding Portal