April 14, 2022
Ignition Fund Open – Deadline is May 2nd
Ignition Fund offers up to $25,000 to launch or expand a business in Prince Edward Island. Innovation PEI is hosting information sessions to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more! Attend in person or virtually. April 21, 12 – 1 p.m., Alberton Rural Action Centre: Register HERE.
Rural Transit in Prince County
A public transit route between Tignish and Charlottetown, through Summerside, Borden-Carleton and south shore communities will operate twice daily beginning April 19th. A second route between Tignish, O’Leary and Alberton will provide inter-community transit in the West Prince region and midday to Summerside. Check TRANSIT PEI for schedules and learn how to purchase tickets.
Funding to Support Capital Projects: Farm Credit Corporation AgriSpirit Fund
Agri-Spirit Fund provides between $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible capital projects. Typical projects include:
- Refrigeration and equipment to support food waste reduction and recovery
- Construction of or upgrades to community buildings / Firefighting and rescue equipment
- Play structures and recreation areas
- Renovations or upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint
Applications accepted until April 29th. Check the Fund FAQs HERE.
Seniors Secretariat Grants Program – Applications accepted until May 11, 2022
Applications to grants under the Seniors’ Secretariat will be accepted until May 11, 2022. Eligible projects should align with following priority areas for action: * Reduce the social isolation of seniors *Promote positive images of aging *Home First/Age in Place Projects* Financial security and safety *Age-Friendly Initiatives.
What our clients are saying?
Rural Action Centres are essential for the small business owner in rural communities, says Andrew Fisk of À la cuisine, a catering company based in Abrams-Village. A big smile spreads across Andrew’s face when he is asked how the Rural Action Centre Wellington helped his business.
“…They connected the dots and were like the switchboard between me and all a lot of other supports that would help the business out. And anytime I wasn’t too sure of something, they were a phone call away.”
Read Andrew’s full client success story HERE.
Contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Emma Gamble, Montague | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton | email@example.com | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free | 1-855-297-9898
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