Innovate North (CIP)- Now Open!
A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a powerful tool that can be used by a municipality to facilitate the (re)development, rehabilitation, or revitalization of selected areas to achieve a community’s goals for improvement. This project is being called “Innovate North” to capture the community’s desire to explore more innovative options for community improvement, in alignment with the general vision, mission, and goals for the community outlined in the North Middlesex 2018-2028 Strategic Plan.
This year there are four series of funding programs available that are targeted to our community through the CIP.
- Beautification Program
- Rural Economic Development Program
- Accessibility Program
- Brownfield Study Program
These programs are explained on the back half of the application under Financial Incentives. If you have any further questions please contact Economic Development.
Additional Grants & Funding
Community Vibrancy Fund Policy
The purpose of the policy is to establish consistent principles, standards and guidelines for the maintenance, management and accounting of Community Vibrancy Fund programs funded by the amenity fee of approximately $255,000 from Bornish Wind GP,
- Community Development Fund Program - $50,000 (Vibrancy portion administered through the CDFP process)
- Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation Program (2017-2026) - $40,000 annually
- Community Improvement Plan - $20,000
- Endowment Fund Program - $25,000
- Annual Budget Mitigation Program - $125,000
Community Development Fund Program
This policy establishes procedures and criteria to handle in a fair, open and responsive manner, requests from community organizations for funding assistance from the Municipality of North Middlesex that contributes to the enjoyment, health and well-being of the residents, visitors and communities within the Municipality.
Community Vibrancy Funds - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $50,000 (the limit per any project may be $5,000)
The categories below are funded through the general taxation budget up to $48,000
- Ongoing Program Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $20,000
- Multi-Year Project Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $5,000
- Start-up and/or Seed Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $5,000
- Cash Assistance for Facility Rental - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $15,000
- Disaster Relief Funding Assistance - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $2,000
- Other Charitable Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $1,000
IMPORTANT - Application forms are accepted each year for this program and the Deadline is 12:00 p.m. on November 30th – No Exception
- 2019 Community Vibrancy Fund Recipients
- 2020 Community Vibrancy Fund Recipients
Questions related to this program may be directed to Clerk