Grants and Funding

WTC Winnipeg connects you with Fundica to help you find relevant grants and funding.

Access the link below to identify grants and other funding sources for which your business may be eligible.

What is Fundica?

  • AI-powered funding search engine that matches businesses with relevant grants and funding programs
  • Funding results based on your business situation and needs
  • Fundica is a research tool offered for FREE by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg. If you have any questions or need assistance, please click here to reach out to our advisors.

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Fundica FAQs

What is WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica?

WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica is the best way to find grants and funding. Through its proprietary search tool and intelligent filtering, WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica helps entrepreneurs find grants, tax credits, and loan guarantees while increasing visibility for funders.

What types of programs are in WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica?

Grants. Grants include government and private sector non-repayable financial contributions to support specific objectives – including wage subsidies, job creation funding, and other non-repayable contributions. Grants are generally provided before or during the investment period.

Tax Credits. Tax credits are government refunds and tax reductions/credits to encourage certain investments. Tax credits are generally provided following the investment period.

Loans. Loans include government and private sector repayable contributions. Government loans may have more relaxed conditions/guarantees and lower interest rates. Loans are provided prior to the investment period.

Loan Guarantees. Loan guarantees are government support for a loan by guaranteeing or “insuring” the loan or a portion of it in the event of default by the entrepreneur. Loan guarantees are provided prior to being accepted for a loan.

Equity. The equity category in our system includes all private sector investment for a share of the ownership or long term profits in the corporation. This includes direct purchasing of shares, but could also include a variety of more complex investment instruments (including royalties, profit sharing, options, and other instruments) that are not straight loans. Equity investment may come at any time in the investment period.

Accelerators and Incubators. Accelerators and incubators are business support organizations that offer structured entrepreneurship support programs that include one or many of: coaching or mentoring services, training, networking, and professional support. They can range from a month to a year and can include a Demo Day or pitch competition event at the end of the program. These programs are typically intended for startups, with incubators being focused towards very early-stage startups in the ideation stage, and accelerators being more appropriate for pre-seed companies with an MVP and initial revenue or seed-stage businesses that are aiming to get the next level with structured support.

What kind of businesses can sign up for this service?

Any business in Canada that is incorporated or planning to incorporate can sign up for WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica; this includes startups as well as medium and large-sized corporations in all industries.

How does WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica identify available funding?

Using our unique search system, we intelligently filter and identify grants, tax credits, and loan guarantees for specific corporations based on their location (i.e., postal code) and twenty other criteria. We only include programs with available funding that fits within the selected criteria.

How does WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica keep its system up to date?

WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica is kept up to date by our funders, who add and modify their programs, our dedicated funding research team, and our patent-pending, semi-automated crawling, tracking, and updating system.

How does WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica filter funding programs?

WTC Winnipeg Powered by Fundica uses both primary and secondary filters to optimize your search results:

  • The company profile you make when you create your account acts as the primary filters, determining which funding programs are displayed when you first log in.
  • The filtering options located on the upper right-hand side of your search results are your secondary filters. These filters are tailored to any business activity or project you may be conducting and for which funding may be available.

Why do you have both year of creation and year of incorporation?

  • Year of creation: Many funding opportunities and support programs exist for early-stage businesses and startups, such as microgrants, incubators and accelerators. However, most government funding and some commercial financing requires businesses to be incorporated in order to be eligible.
  • Year of incorporation: Once a business becomes incorporated, they become eligible for more government grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax credits, as well as any many other sources of financing. Certain programs also use the age of the business as condition for eligibility. In that case, the date of incorporation is almost always used instead of the date of creation.

How do I create an account?

Entrepreneurs can simply create an account and go. No account confirmation required.

How can I make a product suggestion?

Please submit your suggestion to The Fundica product team regularly reviews all ideas so keep them coming! Thanks.