The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) and the Ontario Government have launched a new program called Digital Main Street that offers grants to help small main street businesses across Ontario strengthen their digital and online capabilities.This funding could be used towards any eligible costs, including website development, digital marketing, training, software, and hardware!
Complete the grant application and training program for your chance to receive $2500 towards digital initiatives to help support your business. There are 2,000 grants available in Ontario.
The BIAs and Town of Oakville have jointly applied for a Service Squad grant to support hiring our own Digital Main Street Service Squad member. This Service Squad will, at no cost to you, help you review and expand your current digital capabilities. This can often lead to them finding ways you can achieve the same or greater results as you are now, at reduced cost. We will keep you apprised of this opportunity as it develops.