Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News
Jul 7, 2020
Once again small businesses in the Quinte area will be able to take advantage of grants to help them become more accessible.
Grants up to $10,000 are available to improve accessibility barriers within the workplace or community space.
The grants can be used for small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects or the provision of accessible technologies.
The Small Business Centre’s Brianna Rossit is the Youth Accessibility to represent the Bay of Quinte Region to assist with the federal grants.
Funding is available under two streams of the funding: Workplace Accessibility Stream and Community Accessibility Stream and can be used for small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects or the provision of accessible technologies, in facilities where people with disabilities work or could work in the future that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. As a result of these projects, people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities.
Rossit tells Quinte News there were a number of successful applications last year.
“With seeing last years impact on Brianna assisting 9 businesses within the Bay of Quinte area, I am inspired by the leadership shown by youth who are working toward breaking down barriers to create an accessible community.” Amber Darling, Managing Partner of the Small Business Centre, said in a statement.
Applications are accepted now and up until the deadline November 30.