Enhance the digital presence of your storefront business with a Digital Growth Grant - For Essex Centre, Harrow, Colchester & McGregor Area

Monday, June 29, 2020

Source: WindsorEssex Small Business Centre


Main street businesses that have traditionally relied on foot traffic to generate sales and attract new customers have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help strengthen existing local businesses, the Town of Essex, in partnership with Essex Centre BIA and WindsorEssex Small Business Centre, are offering the Digital Growth Grant program to support businesses in the Town of Essex (Essex Centre, Harrow, Colchester and McGregor). The fund will provide 20 businesses with up to $1,000 each to assist with the implementation of activities and strategies directly related to creating or developing a stronger online presence. Grants are available on a first-come basis and are available until August 31, 2020, or when all funds have been committed.

Whether this is the first time your business has taken the steps to going digital, or you already have an online strategy, this grant can be used in many unique ways such as:

  • Setting up an online store
  • Creating tools to provide services online (eg. video classes)
  • Subscription costs for online tools or services
  • Staff training for digital technology
  • Digital marketing (eg. social media ads)
  • Other digital growth needs