Business Micro-grant Application Form

A funding program intended to provide financial aid to registered businesses and non-profits with store-front, physical locations to improve interior or exterior signage and beautify properties to improve curb appeal thereby attracting residents and visitors to their location while creating more welcoming environments.

Overview:

The program has two streams of funding available: 1. Signage- Interior, exterior, marketing materials and 2. Property beautification. The program could provide a reimbursement of up to $500 of eligible costs (exclusive of HST) for each of these two funding streams.

Micro grants will be:

  • Approved on a case-by-case basis to applicants who best meet, in the opinion of the Chamber’s Micro Grant Sign and Beautification (MGSB) vetting committee, the criteria and objectives outlined in the guidelines.
  • Subject to the availability of funding, offered in phases
  • Subject to an agreement between the applicant and the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Issued as a reimbursement payment upon project completion. Note direct Chamber billing options may be available at some Chamber member businesses with a pre-approved PO number.

Inclusions:

Signage: Wayfinding; exterior large signage; interior directional; product display; sandwich board and inserts; door decals, banners, pop-up banners

Beautification: Umbrellas, flower boxes, re-usable shopping bags, paint, chairs, benches, bistro tables, landscaping, décor, other.

*Other items will be considered on a case by case basis.

Eligibility:

Must be a business or non-profit with a physical location located within Truro & Colchester County.

A business or non-profit group with a physical location may apply for both $500 grants on separate applications up to a maximum amount of support of $1,000

The Chamber’s MGBS Committee reserves the right to not approve applications if they deem criteria and eligibility have not been met.

Application process:

Application including cost estimates must be submitted prior to the commencement work

Applicants are responsible to ensure any additions to a property meet landlord rules and municipal by-laws.

If a tenant is applying, the property owners/landlord must approve and sign the application

All work agreed in the application must be completed before a grant cheque is issued.

Payment of the grant is contingent upon competition of the work identified in the application, submission of a reimbursement form and copies of all invoices demonstrating the products approved to be covered by the grant were purchased, to the Chamber MGSB Committee, in accordance with the agreement.

Timeline:

July 19, 2022 – Project is announced and applications open

Nov. 30, 2022 – Application deadline

Dec. 31, 2022 – Deadline for completion of work outlined in application

Jan. 30, 2022 – Deadline for reimbursement of grants.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Sherry Martell, Executive Director, Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce:

Tel: (902) 895-6328 | Email: [email protected]

Business Micro-grant application form

A funding program intended to provide financial aid to registered businesses and non-profits with store-front, physical locations to improve interior or exterior signage and beautify properties to improve curb appeal thereby attracting residents and visitors to their location while creating more welcoming environments.
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