Support for Artisans and Companies in Arts and Crafts – Section 1: Support for Professional Artisans and Intermediary Companies in Arts and Crafts

Aide aux artisans et aux entreprises en métiers d’art – Volet 1 : Aide aux artisans professionnels et aux entreprises intermédiaires en métiers d’art

Funder

SODEC

Program Type

Production

Deadline

16-Apr-21; 29-Oct-21

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

50%, up to $30,000

Description

This section of the program aims to improve and consolidate the means of production for intermediary companies with an established practice, particularly in terms of acquiring more suitable equipment. It also supports their marketing activities with the goal of increasing their market share in Quebec.

Criteria

  • Applicant companies must meet the program’s definition of an intermediary, that is a company that regularly employs a certain number of employees who perform tasks on which an artisan can exercise real quality control
  • Applicant companies must:
  • Be a sole proprietorship or a legally incorporated company

  • Be entirely owned by Canadian citizens domiciled in Quebec

  • Be headquartered in Quebec

  • Demonstrate that they have three years of recognized professional activity

  • Commit to investing an amount equivalent to the funding they receive for the project

  • Eligible activities related to production can include:
  • Purchase and modernization of equipment

  • Technology integration

  • Health and safety system installations (ventilation, dust collection, etc.)

  • Eligible activities related to marketing can include:
  • Development of promotional tools (catalogues, brochures, websites, etc.)

  • Marketing activities in Quebec (participation in specialized fairs, etc.)

  • Design and production of stands and displays

  • Under exceptional circumstances, a workshop modernization project can be considered; the project must be submitted along with a business plan and the blueprints and estimates necessary to carry out the work

Eligible Expenses

  • Expenses related to production can include:
  • Purchase and modernization of equipment

  • Technology integration

  • Health and safety system installations (ventilation, dust collection, etc.)

  • Expenses related to marketing can include:
  • Development of promotional tools (catalogues, brochures, websites, etc.)

  • Marketing activities in Quebec (participation in specialized fairs, etc.)

  • Design and production of stands and displays

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Declaration form for the applicant company
  • A portfolio of recent works
  • A descriptive list of works being presented
  • Budget
  • Estimates from contractors
  • Project schedule
  • Financial statements
  • Master file, including:
  • A description of activities and accomplishments

  • Copies of the governing documents, certificate of constitution, articles of incorporation, declaration of registration, certificate of amendment and partnership or shareholders agreement (if applicable)

  • Organizational structures for the applicant company and, if applicable, any affiliated companies, including shareholders

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives

  • Information on shareholders/directors

  • Detailed financial forecasts