Wellington County Business Recovery Grants

Funding for the Business Recovery Grant has now been allocated – new applications are no longer being accepted.

Wellington County Business Recovery Grants are now available through Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures. These grants were developed as a response to feedback received from the Business Survey conducted at the end of 2020.

Three grants are available from a pool of $150,000.

Grants Open on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Business Safety Supply and PPE Grant

Grant maximum of $1,000 to enhance safety measures

Eligible Expenses:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, gowns, plexiglass, etc.
  • Hard surface disinfectants
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Methods to ensure physical distancing, such as floor stickers, signage etc.

Business Services Support Grant

Grant maximum of $1,000 for services that support COVID-19 recovery

Eligible Expenses:

  • Website development
  • Design services
  • Access to design programs subscription (ie. Canva, Adobe)

Physical Adaptation and Technology Grant

Grant maximum of $1,500 for projects related to physical adaptation and technology that will support the business in operating safely.

Eligible Expenses: 


  • Physical adaptation: patios, pickup windows, outdoor heaters, barrier, direction tools, other modifications needed to operate
  • Physical technology tools: Touch-free or contactless solutions such as touchless payments, touchless technology for doors or sanitation,
  • Online tools: e-commerce (new or upgraded), reservation systems, digital document software, mobile friendly websites, digital help desk
  • Digital tools: software upgrades, digital plug-in and dashboards

Grant Application Details:

Businesses operating a physical location in Wellington County may apply for a one-time grant.

  • Total maximum grant allowance per business is $2,000.
  • Funding is for items and projects as of March 29, 2021.
  • Business has been in operation since January 1, 2021.
  • Complete the Wellington County Business Recovery Grant Application.
  • Provide a quote, estimate, or invoice for items or project.
  • Provide a copy of your Master Business License or Incorporation documents.
  • Applications accepted on a first come, first serve basis and until all funding is allocated.
  • Grants will be paid out as a reimbursement with proof of invoice.
  • Grants must be paid out within 60 days of approval.

Grant applications must include:

  • The application form
  • A copy of your business license or Incorporation document
  • Quotes for the amount you are requesting with a description of services


Areas Served: Aberfoyle, Alma, Arkell, Ariss, Ayr, Baden, Belwood, Bloomingdale, Brisbane, Breslau, Conestogo, Drayton, Eden Mills, Elmira, Elora, Ennotville, Erin, Everton, Fergus, Floradale, Glen Allen, Hawkesville, Heidelberg, Hillsburgh, Inverhaugh, Linwood, Mannheim, Marden, Maryhill, Moorefield, Morriston, New Hamburg, North Dumfries, Orton, Ospringe, Petersburg, Philipsburg, Ponsonby, Rockwood, Rothsay, Salem, St. Agatha, St. Clements, St. Jacobs, Teviotdale, Wallenstein, Wellesley, West Montrose, Wilmot and Winterbourne, Ontario Canada