A new COVID-19 recovery program offered through the Grey County Business Enterprise Centre is providing 45 small businesses from across the region with one-time funding. The Starter Company Plus Recovery Program is providing small businesses with grants of $2,500 to assist them as they reopen and maintain operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 80 applications were received for the program with the highest number coming from the tourism and retail sectors.
“COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on many newer small businesses. The Starter Company Plus Recovery Program assists small businesses that have been in operation for one to five years and find themselves with unexpected reopening costs. These could be expenses related to physical changes or business model changes,” explains Courtney Miller, manager of the Grey County Businesses Enterprise Centre.
Recovery grants will have an impact across Grey County. Successful applications were approved for businesses in all nine local municipalities. Applications were open for the program from July 1 to July 15. Funding for the Starter Company Plus Recovery Program is provided by the Province of Ontario and Grey County.
The Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs throughout Grey County with the information, tools and guidance needed to successfully start, expand and grow their small business. To learn more, visit MadeInGrey.ca/Business-Enterprise-Centre.
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