What’s New With Growing Forward 2?

In Ontario, Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a project-based cost-share funding assistance program that helps agri-food businesses grow profits, expand markets and manage risks. Individual businesses may be eligible to receive up to $350,000 over the life of the program.


Get a copy of the latest Processor guidebook to learn how to prepare a successful application today!  Visit ontario.ca/growingforward2 or call 1-877-424-1300 to get a copy mailed to you. 



  • Good projects that align with one of the six areas of focus
  • Well written and well documented projects
  • Required permits for the proposed project are in place
  • New projects that have yet to be started


  1. Environment and climate change adaptation
  2. Animal and plant health
  3. Market development
  4. Labour productivity enhancement
  5. Assurance systems; food safety, traceability, animal welfare
  6. Business and leadership development 

To apply follow these two simple steps:


  1. Review the AREAS OF FOCUS details in the Processor guidebook (GF2 Cost-share Funding Assistance Program Guide for Processors Version 1.1) 
  2. Submit your application online through the GF2 Client Portal 

We want to hear from food and beverage processors or bio-products processors, so we can assist you with your innovative projects and continued success for your business.

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