A Guide to Government Grant Applications

The Canadian Government offers many forms of support to start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. However there is no single, easily accessible source of information available to entrepreneurs to be able to determine which funding programs they are eligible for and which programs fit closest to their business. This research, in conjunction with Twothirds Water Inc. and the Sauder School of Business, aims to analyse the Government Funding Landscape, particularly in British Columbia as well as the experiences of current entrepreneurs who have been through the process of researching and applying for Government funding. The end goal of the research is to develop a conceptual framework for approaching Government Funding opportunities which takes into consideration the trade-offs between costs, the probability of success, application timing and the value of each grant.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Thomas Hellmann


Shannon Cumming






University of British Columbia



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