Spruce the Bruce Grants

Destination Infrastructure


By upgrading and investing in local destination infrastructure around core local attractions, visitor experience is enhanced and increases the likelihood of return trips. Investing in active transportation projects also helps engage residents and visitors and encourages active means of transportation.

The Destination Infrastructure & Active Transportation grant provides funding for municipalities, not-for-profits, and charitable organizations charity with a focus or mandate to service visitors, to install or enhance infrastructure or make capital improvements that improve the quality of core visitor attractions or active transportation areas.

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, and at a core visitor attraction or an area determined by an active transportation plan, within one of the following communities: Allenford, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Point Clark, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton, or Wiarton.

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 $2,500.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Capital improvements such as upgrades and additions to public restrooms, parking areas, lookouts
  • Other projects approved by Bruce County that provide upgrades, additions, or improvements within Destination Infrastructure and Active Transportation
Ineligible Projects

Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects that do not comply with the applicable Community Toolkit branding elements
Branding and Design Elements

Gain inspiration and guidance for the project by reviewing design elements (colour pallets, materials and physical elements, and façade and signage examples) from the applicable Community Toolkit: AllenfordHepworthKincardineLion’s HeadLucknowMildmayPaisleyPort ElginRipleySauble BeachSouthamptonTeeswaterTobermoryWalkerton, or Wiarton.


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