Georgina business support: grants and rebates

Georgina offers grants and rebates to help achieve social, economic and cultural goals for our communities.

Georgina recognizes the valued contributions being provided through businesses, community organizations and citizens. We are committed to working with those who invest and provide beneficial programs, services, events or projects to the community.

Non-profit Organizations Grant

The Non-Profit Organizations Grant provides project-based funding to organizations that contribute to the social, economic, cultural, health or general well-being of the Town of Georgina. Applicants can apply for $5,000 minimum per application to a maximum of $100,000 per year for non-repayable funds. Learn more and apply.

Development Application Fee Rebate Program

The Development Rebate Program is to encourage development and redevelopment in all sectors. Rebates can be up to 50 per cent of the application fee to a maximum of $15,000 for a single application. For multiple applications, rebates can be up to 75 per cent to a maximum of $50,000 per property. Learn more about the program.

Community Improvement Plan Program for downtown businesses

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grants are intended to improve a defined area within a community that has been identified as in need of revitalization. There are four grants that business owners and commercial property owners within the designated CIP boundaries can apply for: facade, heritage, landscape and accessibility.

You could receive up to $5,000 (facade, accessibility or heritage) or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less. Applications are reviewed monthly by the Economic Development Committee.

*Note that applications must be submitted and approved before any work begins. Also, you can apply for multiple applications for a project

Learn more about the program and submit your application online.

Economic, Culture and Community Betterment Program

The Economic, Culture, and Community Betterment Program supports events, programs, and initiatives that serve to promote the Town to markets outside Georgina, generate economic opportunities for the local business community, and provide for the betterment of the community. Applicants could receive up to 50 percent of their total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000. The grant program has three streams:
  • Community Betterment Grant: This grant provides assistance to efforts being undertaken to build capacity within a community or neighbourhood. 
  • Community Culture Grant: This grant will provide funds for the events/programs or public art installations intended to celebrate the culture of Georgina.
  • Economic Development Grant: This grant provides assistance to organizations that are able to demonstrate that their program/event will have a direct economic impact on the surrounding business community. 
Applications are reviewed by an internal review committee two to four times annually, depending on remaining funds. Learn more about the program and submit an application online.

Community Initiatives Fund Grant

The grant assists with local community fundraising efforts. Recipients will receive up to $1,000.
The CIF is funded through the annual Town of Georgina Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic.

Discover the tools and resources you’ll need to make your business or organization thrive in Georgina:

Need more information or to set up an introductory meeting? Connect with the Town of Georgina's Economic Development and Tourism office.

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