Taking collective action on climate change has never been as critical as it is today. The Green Ontario Fund invites eligible participants to submit big ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their buildings and the production of goods.
The GreenON Challenge will harness the creativity and expertise of businesses and organizations with the aim of achieving lasting change through the creation of a strong, innovative and competitive low-carbon economy.
The program is focused on projects that identify and propose a solution to a market barrier in deploying commercially available low-carbon technologies and/or improving processes in buildings or the production of goods.
For full details, please review the program rules.
The program is open to:
Ineligible organizations may form part of an eligible organization’s project implementation team but cannot be the lead applicant.
The Green Ontario Fund encourages partnerships / consortiums to apply, however, one eligible lead applicant must be identified.
The Green Ontario Fund could invest up to $300 million in the GreenON Challenge, beginning in 2018-19, pending the review of projects by potential applicants. Project funding will be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants must demonstrate funding contributions, which may include ineligible project costs, base case costs, cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Listed below are tools to help you understand the GreenON Challenge and how you can participate.
Please note that the Expression of Ideas submission deadline has been extended to Friday May 25th.
All questions must be submitted to Challenge@greenon.ca by May 1st.
All answers will be provided by May 7th.
No communication is permissible between GreenON and proponents between May 8th to May 25th.
Following evaluation of the applications, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full business case, which will require supplementary information on financial and technical elements of the project. This process may be staggered.
If you have any questions about your application, please email Challenge@greenon.ca.