Application Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Project Completion Period: September 2024 - September 2025.

Program Overview

The Elgincentives program offers funding opportunities for private property improvements that contribute to economic development within Elgin County. In partnership with our local municipalities, the County of Elgin provides co-investment grants of up to $15,000 for projects aimed at stimulating economic development and diversification, improving quality of place for residents and visitors, and contributing to the stability and sustainability of the tax base.

Types of Projects 

Eligible projects may include:

  • Renovations
  • Facade improvements
  • Infrastructure enhancements
  • Landscaping initiatives
  • Other initiatives that align with program objectives.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the program, businesses must:

  • Own or lease a commercial, industrial, or agricultural property within the County of Elgin (excluding City of St. Thomas). 

Projects must achieve at least one of the following objectives:

  • Stimulate economic development and diversification.
  • Improve quality of place for residents and visitors.
  • Contribute to the stability and sustainability of the tax base.

How to Apply

Follow these four steps: 

  1. Contact Us: Reach out to us at economicdevelopment@elgin.ca to arrange a brief phone consultation. 
  2. Obtain Quotations: Secure two detailed quotes from independent contractors for each part of your project, or two quotes that cover all project components.
  3. Consultation Meeting: Schedule a meeting with our economic development team to review your application and ensure you have all the necessary documentation.
  4. Submission Process: Send us your completed application by email or drop it off at our office by 11:59pm on Sunday, June 30, 2024.


PDF icon 2024 Elgincentives Application - Fillable.pdf

Grant Allocation Process

Applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Successful applicants will be notified and may proceed with their project upon signing their financial agreement and receiving approval from their municipality. Recipients must notify economic development staff upon project completion.

Important Information

  • The Elgincentives program is competitive with limited funding available.
  • Meeting eligibility does not guarantee funding. 
  • Early consultation and comprehensive preparation are recommended to strengthen applications.