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SUPPORT AND FUNDING FOR UNDERREPRESENTED ENTREPRENEURS

PURPOSE    •    FUNDING    •    ELIGIBILITY    •    AREAS    •    APPLICATION    •    ABOUT

WELCOME TO THE
VOICE GRANT PROGRAM!

WELCOME TO THE VOICE GRANT PROGRAM!

It is part of BTI Brand Innovations’ commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
VOICE Grant Program is designed to level the entrepreneurial playing field by providing underrepresented business owners fair and equal access to opportunities and advancements despite systemic barriers. The goal is to help underrepresented groups, such as but not limited to, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of colour), youth (under the age of 25), women, 2SLGBTQI+, persons with disabilities, minority cultural groups, etc. so that they have the resources and opportunity they need to grow their business and succeed in their industry.
The grant is offered to ten selected underrepresented entrepreneurs who will receive 50% of eligible costs starting from $10,000 to $25,000 in grant funding for marketing strategy and branding.

Apply to initiate change in your business!

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FUNDING

The program is designed to be flexible to meet business owners where they are and finance up to $25,000 worth of marketing strategy and branding expenses for up to 10 applicants every year.
  • Applicants will receive 50% of eligible costs in funding
    starting from $10,000 up to $25,000 per project.
  • The applicant is responsible for the remaining 50% of the costs.
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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the VOICE Grant Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Applicants must be one of the following:
  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of colour)
  • Persons with disabilities under Section 10(1) of the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Women
  • Youth aged 15-25 years old at start of the grant program
  • 2SLGBTQI+
2. Canadian owned business
3. For-profit business
4. Be able to show revenue generated so far
5. Be incorporated
6. Be financially stable and able to pay all project expenses not covered by the grant program
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FOCUS AREAS

The BTI VOICE Grant Program provides funding and support for marketing strategy and development projects to help up-and-coming Canadian entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Project areas are not limited to but can include the following:

MARKETING STRATEGY

  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Brand Strategy
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Launch Campaign Plans

BRANDING

  • Brand Development
  • Content Creation
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Website Development
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Integrated Campaigns
  • Brand Management
  • and more…
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APPLICATION

The VOICE Grant Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Apply in 3 easy steps!

STEP 1: SCREENING

Complete the application form and submit supporting documents. Those who qualify will get an eligibility confirmation email and move to the next step.

STEP 2: EVALUATION

The entrepreneur will present a pitch presentation to a panel committee. The committee will review the presentation through a standard scoring matrix and share the final results.

STEP 3: EXECUTION

Selected candidates and BTI will sign a Grant Agreement on program duration and grant funding amount based on the project requirements and proceed with starting the program.

ABOUT US

BTI Brand Innovations Inc. is a marketing and sales agency which distinguishes itself through an unwavering commitment to innovation, recognizing the dynamic nature of the business landscape for the last 25 years.
Our dedication is not just on the surface; it is at the core of our operations. Whether through strategic investments in new technologies or the adoption of unique approaches, we demonstrate our commitment to innovation at every touchpoint. This commitment materializes in our pursuit of novel ways to enhance brand visibility and create meaningful change in our community. We cultivate an innovation-centric mindset from within – encouraging our team to explore new ideas and embrace trends but also from the outside in – where we support and collaborate with our community of innovators and entrepreneurs.
At BTI, we embrace innovation as a driving force, a commitment underscored by initiatives like our VOICE Grant Program, dedicated to passionate and committed entrepreneurs trying to get their ideas to stick.

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