Local grants and incentives are available for non-profit organizations, registered charities or new or expanding businesses.

MOKlogo Community Investment Grants

These annual Municipal Grants are available to local non-profit groups.  You can learn more about how to apply for community investment  grants.



Kincardine Community Fund

This endowed fund provides annual grants to qualified local non-profit groups.  You can learn more about the Kincardine Community Fund.  





Starter Company Plus - $5,000 to start a business

Access resources and guidance to launch you into entrepreneurial success. Offered through Bruce County, the Starter Company Plus program offers hands-on training, mentorship, and a $5,000 grant to help get you started. Training and mentorship components and tie commitments are tailored to your needs. 



Summer Company - $3,000 to run a summer business (students)

Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, customer relationship management - these are just a few of the highly useful skills you will develop.

Summer Company is an Ontario government program that provides young people with the resources and knowledge they need to start a new summer business.






Digital Main Street

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street offers programs to support businesses across Ontario.





Tourism Relief fund 

The Tourism Relief Fund supports tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services for future growth.





Jobs and Growth Fund

The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth.



 logoSpruce the Bruce builds vibrant communities through the support of local businesses and municipalities. The program brings stakeholders together to create a vision for future growth and development and provides tools and grants to achieve that vision.

Improve your building façade or install a patio

Improve your building façade and patio to create an attractive, safe, vibrant downtown and adapt to COVID-19 precautions. Read more about Façade Improvement and Patio grants

Install a perpendicular sign or awning

Make your business stand out to passing pedestrians and vehicles while showcasing your brand and product offerings. Read more about Perpendicular Signage and Awnings grants

Collaborate with other local businesses

Work with other downtown business owners to create and promote experiences and itineraries in your community. Read more about Collaborative Marketing grants



For more information about developing your local business please contact the Community Economic Development Coordinator, Cherie Leslie cleslie@kincardine.ca