Welcome to the Cluster Development Seed Fund
The Cluster Development Seed Fund supports the shared goal of cluster development for greater productivity, innovation, and competitiveness in Ontario. As some clusters may require additional support before they are ready to develop cluster plans, organizations seeking funding may apply under this pilot grant program via two streams:
Stream 1 – Networking: supporting cluster consortium building and networking
Stream 2 – Research and Feasibility Studies: supporting research and needs analysis
A cluster organization applying for funding must demonstrate a clear business case for requiring the funds and must explain how the activities to be undertaken will contribute to cluster development in Ontario. Applicants are also expected to provide signed letter(s) from industry and other partners as evidence of 1:1 matching funds for the amount of grant funding being requested. At least 50 percent of matching funds for each project must be provided by private sector industry partner(s).
For more information, please read the Cluster Development Seed Fund Application Guide.
The application deadline is March 1, 2016.
Access the Application Guide for more information on how to prepare your application for the Cluster Seed Development Fund.