Grants for Business Owners
Spruce the Bruce Grants
Spruce the Bruce builds vibrant communities through the support of local businesses, municipalities, and community partners. The program brings partners together to create a vision for future growth and development and provides tools and grants to achieve that vision.
Starter Company Plus Initiative and Grant
Access resources and guidance to launch you into entrepreneurial success. Bruce County offers hands-on training, mentorship, and a $5,000 grant to help get you started through the Starter Company Plus Initiative. Training and mentorship components and tie commitments are tailored to your needs.
Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab: Spark Program (Mentorship and Grants)
Applications open September 19 to October 19, 2023
The "Spark" Mentorship and Grants Program matches selected candidates with a tourism innovation mentor and provide a source of financial support to help take their great new tourism idea to the next level of development or implementation.
Digital Main Street Grants
Bruce County businesses and artists can now access the ShopHERE Powered by Google program. ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy, and no-cost* way to get selling online right away. *The ShopHERE program is free for participants to sign up and have a Shopify store built. Businesses will be responsible for the monthly Shopify fee after the initial 90-day trial.
Summer Company Program and Grant
Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 grant program!
In partnership with the Province of Ontario, Business to Bruce is pleased to help students enter the world of entrepreneurship! Available for youth between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school in the fall, the Summer Company grant offers free training and mentorship, with an opportunity to earn a grant for their summer business.