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BMO Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs through Grant Program

BMO and Deloitte are offering 10 Women-Owned Businesses a $10,000 grant for their business through a new grant program.

Through the newly presented BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, an additional eight businesses will also receive a $2,500 grant.

Applications are open right now, and the closing date is Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET. Anyone interested can visit here to apply.

As stated on BMO’s website, “sustainability is fundamental to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life.” In following this theme, applicants for the 2021 Program will be evaluated for contributing to social, environmental, and/or economic sustainability outcomes.

Business Creates Positive Impact

A demonstration of how each business creates positive impacts or minimizes negative impacts for their customers, communities, employees and/or other stakeholders is necessary for applicants of the program.

The BMO website outlines the additional criteria for the program for both the individual applicant and the business.

One important note was that applicants who received a grant from the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in 2020 are not eligible to participate in the 2021 program.

As listed on BMO’s website, here are the Key Dates:

  • July 26, 2021: Grant application portal is open for submissions
  • August 13, 2021: Grant application portal closes
  • Early September: Semi-finalists will be notified
  • Early October: Finalists will be notified
  • Late October: Grant Recipients will be notified
  • November 19, 2021: 18 Grant Recipients will be announced

One important note was that applicants who received a grant from the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in 2020 are not eligible to participate in the 2021 program.

More Information

More information on the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, can be found here.

Applications are open right now, and the closing date is Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET. Anyone interested can visit here to apply.

See the Official Terms and Conditions for full details about the 2021 Grant Program.

 

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Julia Lennips

Julia is a journalist who is an avid reader and an artist. She is living in North Bay, ON pursing her passion for reporting.

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