To be considered for the grant:
The applicant must be a municipality or their entities, a Business Improvement Area, or a registered Chamber of Commerce.
The project must be installed in and around the downtown core of 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.
The applicant must submit a letter of support from the local Municipality or local Council.
The project must comply with Municipal 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 $10,000.
Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Bike racks
- Flower containers
- Garbage and recycling cans
- Green space or public plaza enhancements
- Public art
- Seasonal decorations
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: Allenford, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton or Wiarton.
Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Areas
A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area and are intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and/or stimulate development.
Find the Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) for your community here: Allenford, Brockton (municipal-wide), Cargill, Chepstow, Chesley, Elmwood, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion's Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Pinkerton, Point Clark, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton and Wiarton.