Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant – Applications Open

The new Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant will provide a grant of $10,000 to eligible small businesses required to close under modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Applications open from February 9, 2022 to March 11, 2022.

Visit website to apply.


To receive the grant, a small business identified from the eligible list below must:

  • have been required to close due to public health orders that took effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022
  • have had fewer than 100 employees as of December 31, 2021
  • have been an active business as of January 14, 2022

Newly established and newly eligible small businesses will need to apply for the grant.

Eligible small businesses include:

  • restaurants and bars
  • facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including fitness centres and gyms)
  • racing venues, casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions
  • performing arts venues and cinemas
  • meeting or event spaces
  • tour and guide services
  • conference centres and convention centres
  • driving instruction for individuals
  • before- and after-school programs

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