The Community Signage grant provides funding for a municipality, not-for-profit, or charity with a focus or mandate to service visitors, to install signage that improves the visitor experience.
To be considered for the grant:
The applicant must be a municipality, not-for-profit, or charity with a focus or mandate to service visitors.
The project must be within Bruce County boundaries within one of the following communities: Allenford, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton, or Wiarton.
Signage must be within Bruce County boundaries.
The applicant must submit a letter of support from the local Municipality or local Council.
The project must comply with local Municipality by-laws and have received appropriate permits and permissions.
Project work must not have started (including purchasing any materials) until the application has been approved.
50% of total project cost (excluding taxes) up to $5,000.
Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Gateway signs
- Interpretive or historical plaques
- Kiosk signs
- Route / trail markers (e.g., cycling, hiking, paddling areas, marinas)
Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:
- Signage outside of Bruce County boundaries
- Signage not specifically benefitting the visitor’s experience
- Projects that do not comply with the applicable Community Toolkit branding elements
Branding and Design Elements
Gain inspiration and guidance for the project by reviewing design elements (colour palettes, materials and physical elements, and façade and signage examples) from the applicable Community Toolkit: Allenford, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton or Wiarton.