Grants, incentives and rebates

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


COVID-19 Economic Recovery Team Grants and Rebate

Learn more about the programs created to assist with business recovery efforts during the pandemic. 
 

Development Application Fee Rebate Program

The Development Rebate Program is to encourage development and redevelopment in the Industrial, Commercial (excluding retail and service commercial) and Institutional Sectors. The rebates will be up to 50 per cent of the application fee to a maximum of $10,000. A rebate may also be requested for multiple applications to a maximum of $20,000 per property. Learn more about the program.
 

Community Improvement Plan Program Grants

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 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less. Applications are reviewed monthly by the Economic Development Committee. Note, applications must be submitted and approved before any work begins. Learn more about the program and submit your application online. 
 

Community Betterment Grant Program

The purpose of the Community Betterment Grant Program is to support festivals and events 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. You could receive up to 50 per cent of your total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000.
  • 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 towards the events/programs or public art installations intended to celebrate the culture of Georgina.
  • Economic Development Grant: This grant provides assistance to organizations who are able to demonstrate that their program/event will have a direct economic impact on the surrounding business community. 

Applications are reviewed by the Economic Development Committee three times annually and must be submitted 120 days prior to the event date. Learn more about the program and submit your application online. 


Community Initiatives Fund Grant

The Town of Georgina is committed to assisting local individuals, community groups and organizations with helping to offset the costs associated with planned fundraising events. Applicants may apply once per calendar year for funding consideration to a maximum amount of $1,000. Approval is at the discretion and approval of the Working Committee under the grant criteria.
 
How to apply:
Review and complete the CIF guidelines and complete the application
Submit your completed application to: Town of Georgina Mayor’s Office, Civic Centre, 26557 Civic Centre Rd, R.R.#2, Keswick, ON, L4P 3G1, Attention: Tammi Carleton or email tcarleton@georgina.ca
 
 

Economic Development Quick Links

Georgina is dedicated to facilitating local economic growth and prosperity and to ensuring that the infrastructure and development policies are in place to provide for a healthy community that meets the social, economic and cultural needs of the residents and business owners. Let's do business. Contact our Economic Development and Tourism office: 905-476-4301 l ed@georgina.ca


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