London Ontario Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current City of London funding programs, including grants, loans, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for City of London funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

City of London Mandate

The City of London’s vision is to be a leader in commerce, culture, and innovation – the region’s connection to the World.  London aims to be a responsive and modern public service partner that fosters change to build a better London for all.

City of London Priorities

You can learn about the City’s priorities by reading its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Types of Funding City of London Offers

The City of London offers grants, loans, rebates and more.

City of London Funding Programs

Below are links to the City’s specific programs applicable city-wide and in certain neighbourhoods.

City-wide Community Improvement Plans:

  • Affordable Housing Development Loan Program
  • Additional Residential Unit Loan Program
  • Contamination Assessment Grants
  • Property Tax Assistance Program
  • Development Charge Rebate Program
  • Tax Increment Equivalent Grant Program
  • Tax Increment Grant Program
  • Development Charge Equivalent Grant

Neighbourhood Community Improvement Plans:

  • Upgrade to Building Code Loan
  • Façade Improvement Loan
  • Rehabilitation & Tax Redevelopment Grant
  • Core Area Safety Audit Grant Program
  • Core Area Boulevard Café Grant Program
  • Core Area Sign Grant Program
  • Downtown Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Grant Program
  • Upgrade to Building Code Loan
  • Façade Improvement Loan
  • Rehabilitation & Redevelopment Tax Grant
  • Lambeth Village Core: Facade Improvement Loan Program
  • Wharncliffe Road Corridor: Sign Loan Program

City of London Contact

City of London Contact:

London City Hall:

300 Dufferin Avenue,
PO Box 5035, London, ON, N6A 4L9

Phone: 519-661-2489

City of London Social Media:


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