Community Signage


Community Signage helps to improve visitors’ experiences, while showcasing the community’s unique brand.

The Community Signage grant provides funding for a municipality, not-for-profit, or charity with a focus or mandate to service visitors, to install signage that improves the visitor experience.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the grant:

The applicant must be a municipality, not-for-profit, or charity with a focus or mandate to service visitors.

The project must be within Bruce County boundaries within one of the following communities: Allenford, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton, or Wiarton.

Signage must be within Bruce County boundaries.

The applicant must submit a letter of support from the local Municipality or local Council.

The project must comply with local Municipality by-laws and have received appropriate permits and permissions.

Project work must not have started (including purchasing any materials) until the application has been approved.

Max Funding

50% of total project cost (excluding taxes) up to $5,000.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gateway signs
  • Interpretive or historical plaques
  • Kiosk signs
  • Route / trail markers (e.g., cycling, hiking, paddling areas, marinas)
Ineligible Projects

Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Signage outside of Bruce County boundaries
  • Signage not specifically benefitting the visitor’s experience
  • Projects that do not comply with the applicable Community Toolkit branding elements
Branding and Design Elements

The projects must comply with the branding elements from the applicable Community Toolkit: AllenfordHepworthKincardineLion’s HeadLucknowMildmayPaisleyPort ElginRipleySauble BeachSouthamptonTeeswaterTobermoryWalkerton, or Wiarton.


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