Bruce County Granting Program

The County of Bruce Business Development "Spruce The Bruce" Grants are now open for the 2020 season!

On May 17th, 2010 the Township of Huron-Kinloss Council passed a resolution that supported and authorized the "Spruce the Bruce" project to proceed in the Township of Huron-Kinloss in partnership with the County of Bruce. Spruce the Bruce is an exciting initiative and was one of the first regional programs in Downtown Revitalization in the Province. For eight years, the Spruce the Bruce Program saw an infusion of cash and resources into enhancing, promoting and maintaining our traditional commercial cores. The County of Bruce has since expanded their program offerings to include grants and support to assist business start-ups and expansions (known as Business to Bruce).

Each year (usually March - May), Bruce County offers Business Development Grants to downtown businesses and community organizations.

Grants are available to Lucknow and Ripley businesses and community groups with projects located within the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project Area. To find out if your project is within this area, download the Lucknow and Ripley CIP Area Maps at the right side of this page. The Spruce the Bruce Team has completed toolkits for Ripley and Lucknow to enhance, promote and develop your downtowns. Executive Summaries and Toolkits are in the left margin. Businesses and community organizations wishing to apply for grants should consult their community's toolkit and if applicable, signage/facade guidelines.

Please visit the Business Development Grant section of the Bruce County website for grant details and to fill out an application.