5 Grants for Black Entrepreneurs in 2021

There is a lot of talk about new funding opportunities for Black business owners here in Canada. Dedicated funding in the federal budget, new organizations to administer these pending resources, etc. However, many of the small business owners I talk to don’t qualify or haven’t heard anything back after submitting numerous applications. So we’ve compiled a list of the new and recent funding opportunities for Black owned businesses and Black led organizations in Canada so you can tap in. 

1. Amex Blueprint - Backing BIPOC businesses

Funding amount: $ 10,000 CAD

Application Deadline: July 27, 2021

This grant program is open to BIPOC businesses in Canada who have annual revenue under $500,000. Visit their website to see the other eligibility requirements. 

Funding amount: $2,500 – $10,000

Application Deadline: August 20, 2021

Black Opportunity Fund and Pitch Better have joined forces to help fill the lack of funding for Black led businesses across canada. 

Funding Amount: $10,000

Application Deadline: October 17, 2021

The Telus #Standwithowners Campaign starts on June 22, 2021 and is for Canadian small businesses 

Funding Amount: $10,000

Application Deadline: August 3, 2021


Funding Amount: $Unknown 

Application Deadline: TBA 



6. Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund


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