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Grant Programs & Promotions

The Township of Huron-Kinloss offers promotions throughout the year to support our businesses. Information about our two current promotions, Huron-Kinloss Dollars and the Holiday Shopping Pass, can be accessed by clicking the appropriate tabs on the left.

Grants for Huron-Kinloss Downtown Business Owners and Community Organizations

Bruce County offers a grant program for downtown businesses or organizations with projects within the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project Area. See Spruce the Bruce in the menu at the left for more details.

Incentive Programs to Improve Energy Efficiency

Hydro One and Westario Power offer various incentive programs to improve the energy efficiency of businesses in Ontario. There are incentive for: small businesses; commercial, hospitality and retail businesses; large industrial businesses; agribusinesses; municipalities, health care, education; and manurfacturing businesses.

Hydro One: www.hydroone.com/MyBusiness/SaveEnergy/Pages/default.aspx

Opportunities for Students

  • Summer Company - Be your own Boss! Summer Company is an Ontario program for returning students ages 15 to 29 to start up and run their own summer business. If successful, applicants can receive up to $1500 towards business start-up costs and another $1500 for successful completion of the program. The student also receives 12 hours of business training as well as hands-on mentoring and advice from local business people. For more information visit the Summer Company website or call the Saugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre at 519-832-2082. Or email the office at smallbiz@saugeenshores.ca.
  • Starter Company - Starter Company is a new program in Bruce and Grey Counties to help young entrepreneurs start their own business, or expand their existing business. Starter Company offers financial support, individualized training, and mentorship opportunity. Participants in Starter Company take part in an individualized and unique training program, supporting them in the development of a strong business plan and concept. The training portion of the program is followed by the opportunity for participants to be recommended for a $5,000 grant. Participants who receive the $5,000 grant are supported by a mentor committee to encourage growth and enhancement of their businesses. Contact: Jill Roote at the Business Enterprise Centre – Saugeen Shores, 519-832-2082 or jroote@saugeenshores.ca. For more information visit: www.saugeenshores.ca/business

Opportunities for Employers Hiring Students

Other Funding Opportunities:


Taralyn Cronin

Business & Economic Officer

Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0

All documents found on our website are also available in hard copy by contacting the Municipal Office.