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GreenON Challenge

By Green Ontario Fund

Give us your best ideas for driving change

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.

GreenON Challenge 

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.

Who can participate

The program is open to:

  • Ontario-based incorporated not-for-profit organizations (e.g. community based organizations)
  • Ontario-based private businesses (for the production of goods sector, businesses must have between 1-499 paid employees)
  • Ontario-based Indigenous incorporated not-for-profit organizations, private businesses, and governments
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Registered charities
  • Utilities

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.

What you can get

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.

How to get started

  1. Review the full GreenON Challenge program guidelines.
  2. Download and complete the GreenON Challenge Expression of Ideas PDF application form.
  3. Submit your idea using our online form below, with the PDF attached, by May 25th, 2018.

Please note that the Expression of Ideas submission deadline has been extended to Friday May 25th.
All questions must be submitted to 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

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