Funding Programs

The Township of Huron-Kinloss offers funding programs to assist our residents and businesses advance their education or workplace training for employees. Contact the Project Coordinator or call 519-395-3735 to submit an application or for more details.

Early Investment in Education and Skills Program

The Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee partnered with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to provide the Early Investment in Education and Skills Program that supports education and skills training for Huron-Kinloss residents, and funding for youth learning initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

The program funding for 2020 is $30,000 and will be directly provided by the NWMO. All applications should be sent to the Project Coordinator.

 Support for Youth STEM Camps

Huron-Kinloss youth may be eligible to receive $100 to go towards a science-based camp registration fee.

 Continuing Skills Development

Huron-Kinloss residents who furthered their education by taking courses (in-class or online), programs or training may be eligible to receive funding support of 50% of the course registration fee up to a max of $1,000. This also includes course materials such as books, tools, etc. Applicants must be a resident of Township of Huron-Kinloss. Funding for transportation may be considered. Pre-approval of your application is required.  Proof that you have completed the program will be required.  Limited funds are available.

Course options may include, but not limited to:

  • Project Management

  • Computer literacy and skills

  • Customer service

  • Bookkeeping

Application form

 Workplace Training

Huron-Kinloss businesses who provide workplace training for employees may be eligible to receive funding up to 50% of registration fee up to $500 per employee. Courses must be relevant to the applicant's workplace. Pre-approval of the application is required. Proof that you have completed the program will be required. Limited funds are available.

Training opportunities may include, but not limited to:

  • Health and safety training

  • Computer courses

  • First Aid/CPR training

  • Working From Heights

Heavy Equipment Training

Workplace Training Application

Student Care Package

After an overwhelming response, the Student Care Package program is now full. We cannot accept anymore enrollments after December 1. However, we do have a wait list should this program be available in 2021.

Thank you to everyone who enrolled a student. Packages will be delivered within the coming weeks. 

We know post-secondary can be stressful, especially during these uncertain times. The Township of Huron-Kinloss would like to show our support to these students by mailing a Student Care Package.   

These packages will be filled with comfort-of-home items, purchased from local retailers in Huron-Kinloss and mailed to our post-secondary students, whether they are learning from near or afar.

To enroll yourself or someone you know, simply complete the enrollment form and provide the name, school, program of study and full address. Limited quantities available.
Recipients must be attending a post-secondary institution (apprenticeship programs, college or university) and must be a permanent resident of Huron-Kinloss. Students can only enroll one time and cannot receive a package the following year if they have already received one. 

For more information or for questions, please contact Elyse Dewar, Project Coordinator at 519-395-3735 or

Environmental Projects through Youth Funding

Funding up to $5,000 is committed to hire a youth with interest in the environment and environmental projects to work at the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens.

Sponsorship and Donation Program

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Sponsorship and Donations program was created to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities and support for local municipal, First Nation or Métis initiatives up to $3,000. The NWMO has a strong focus on collaboration in our work and we want to ensure that we are supporting events, activities and causes that have strong interest and support from others in their community. To make sure there is lots of opportunity for others to contribute, the NWMO will only fund up to 30 per cent of an ongoing (e.g., annual) program or event

This program is meant to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities. It is not meant to fund local businesses, individuals or typical operations of municipalities, bands or other levels of government (e.g. town infrastructure, maintenance services, etc.). It is also not intended to support staff social events. Initiatives involving political, religious or controversial causes are also ineligible. Additionally, we cannot consider requests for retroactive funding, multi-year agreements or scholarships through this program. For further information contact Paul Austin.