RAISE Grant Program - Landing Page

Welcome to the RAISE Service and Grant Program

Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (RAISE) is a service and grant program developed and administered by the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), and in partnership with the Parkdale Centre for Innovation (PCI), to support Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs in Ontario to start and scale their business.

Funded by the Government of Ontario, the RAISE Grant program provides access to business development training, culturally responsive support services, and grant funding.

The objectives of the RAISE Grant program are to:

  • Increase economic inclusion by supporting¬† Indigenous, Black and other racialized small business owners with one-to-one culturally responsive services
  • Transfer knowledge through relevant online training and business plan mentorship
  • Provide funding to facilitate innovation and growth within the Indigenous, Black and racialized small business community ($10,000 Grant)
  • Determine Main Street Readiness through the applicant assessment phase

For more information and to start the application process, go to the Digital Main Street website.

For marketing and communications material, go to our Campaign-in-a-Box.

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