Wellington County Business Recovery Grants

Wellington County Business Recovery Grants are now available through the local Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC). These grants were developed as a response to feedback received from the Business Survey conducted at the end of 2020. Contact your local CFDC to apply for a grant.

Three grants are available from a pool of $150,000.

Grants Open on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Business Safety Supply and PPE Grant

Grant maximum of $1,000 to enhance safety measures

Eligible Expenses:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, gowns, plexiglass, etc.
  • Hard surface disinfectants
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Methods to ensure physical distancing, such as floor stickers, signage etc.

Business Services Support Grant

Grant maximum of $1,000 for services that support COVID-19 recovery

Eligible Expenses:

  • Website development
  • Design services
  • Access to design programmes subscription (ie. Canva, Adobe)

Physical Adaptation and Technology Grant

Grant maximum of $1,500 for projects related to physical adaptation and technology that will support the business in operating safely.

Eligible Expenses: 
  • Physical adaptation: patios, pickup windows, outdoor heaters, barrier, direction tools, other modifications needed to operate
  • Physical technology tools: Touch-free or contactless solutions such as touchless payments, touchless technology for doors or sanitation,
  • Online tools: e-commerce (new or upgraded), reservation systems, digital document software, mobile friendly websites, digital help desk
  • Digital tools: software upgrades, digital plug-in and dashboards

Grant Application Details:

Businesses operating a physical location in Wellington County may apply for a one-time grant.

  • Total maximum grant allowance per business is $2,000. 
  • Funding is for items and projects as of March 29, 2021 and onwards.
  • Business has been in operation since January 1, 2021.
  • Complete the Wellington County Business Recovery Grant Application.
  • Provide a quote, estimate, or invoice for items or project.
  • Provide a copy of your Master Business License or Incorporation documents.
  • Applications accepted on a first come, first serve basis and until all funding is allocated.
  • Grants will be paid with proof of invoice.
  • Grants must be paid out within 60 days of approval.

How to Apply

Wellington County Business Recovery Grants will be administered by the local Community Futures Development Corporations: Waterloo Wellington Community Futures (WWCF) and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). The WWCF and SEDC are community based non-profit economic development organizations.  

Contact your CFDC directly to apply.

wellington-waterloo community futures logo

Wellington Waterloo Community Futures (WWCF)
T: 519.846.9839
Business in: Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph Eramosa, Mapleton and Puslinch

Funding for the above municipalities has now been allocated - new applications are no longer being accepted.

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)Saugeen Economic Development Corporation logo
T: 519.799.5750
Business in: Minto and Wellington North  

Limited funding available.

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the CFDC organizations

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