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Destination Infrastructure & Active Transportation Grant

By upgrading and investing in local destination infrastructure around core local attractions, visitor experience is enhanced and increases the likelihood of return trips. Investing in active transportation projects also helps engage residents and visitors and encourages active means of transportation.

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Destination Infrastructure & Active Transportation Grant
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The Destination Infrastructure & Active Transportation grant provides funding for municipalities, not-for-profits, and charitable organizations with a focus or mandate to service visitors, to install or enhance infrastructure or make capital improvements that improve the quality of core visitor attractions or active transportation areas.

Destination Infrastructure & Active Transportation Grant

Eligibility Criteria

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, and at a core visitor attraction or an area determined by an active transportation plan, within one of the following communities: Allenford, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Point Clark, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tiverton, Tobermory, Walkerton, or Wiarton.

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.

The application is different from any funded projects completed in the last five years.

Project work must not have started (including purchasing any materials) until the application has been approved.

Max Funding: 

50% of total project cost (excluding taxes) up to $2,500.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Capital improvements such as upgrades and additions to public restrooms, parking areas, lookouts
  • Other projects approved by Bruce County that provide upgrades, additions, or improvements within Destination Infrastructure and Active Transportation

Ineligible Projects

Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • 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: AllenfordChesleyHepworthKincardineLion’s HeadLucknowMildmayPaisleyPort ElginRipleySauble BeachSouthamptonTaraTeeswater, Tiverton, Tobermory, Walkerton or Wiarton.

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