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Funding & Financial Support

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is here to help you navigate and apply for federal, provincial and municipal funding and financial support.

Here is a list of available offerings to businesses in Peterborough & the Kawarthas:

Eastern Ontario Development Fund

The Regional Development Program takes a coordinated approach to supporting business growth in eastern Ontario. The program supports eligible businesses, particularly small and medium-sized businesses, investing in new equipment and training to expand operations in these regions, and municipalities and non-for-profit organizations investing in economic development projects.

Eligible applicants may receive financial support and advisory services to help navigate other government programs, such as guidance on compliance and approvals, assistance with skills and talent, and information regarding Ontario’s corporate tax credits.


Looking to grow your business globally? Apply online for up to $75,000 in CanExport SMEs funding to cover up to 75% of your international market development activities. Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may choose up to (5) export markets to target, where your company has no or minimal business, and get a decision fast — most applications are approved in under 25 days.

Ontario Labour Market Partnerships

The Labour Market Partnerships program helps fund collaborations between employer, employee and community associations working together to address labour market challenges.

Canadian Space Agency

Funding programs and opportunities at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and its international partners.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

The SD Tech Fund supports projects that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

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Steven Tripp

Steven Tripp

Business Retention & Expansion Officer

705-743-0777 Ext. 2123
Cell: 705-930-6281