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Selwyn Business Re-Opening Program


Selwyn Township, in partnership with Community Futures Peterborough (CFP), launched their Selwyn Business Re-Opening Program on June 10th, 2020.

Council committed $250,000.00 to help Selwyn Township businesses with COVID-19 related adaptation expenses.

This program is to help support Selwyn Businesses, who have been impacted by COVID-19, with immediate recovery costs. Grants are available of up to $2,500 to eligible businesses located within Selwyn Township.  

The program is being administered by Community Futures Peterborough and they will receive, evaluate and approve applications. Applications can be submitted directly to CFP until August 31, 2020 or until funds last.

The Application Process:

  • Download the Selwyn Township Business Re-opening Program Application
  • Applicant submits a completed Business Grant Application and corresponding documentation requested to
  • Intake for applications: June 10th to August 31st
  • Timeframe for eligible expenses: March 17th to August 31st
  • Application evaluated and approved by Community Futures Peterborough
  • Funds are normally made available within 3-5 days of proof of payment

Eligible expenses include:

  • PPE, screens, signage, floor markings, sanitizing stations, customer service, changing room adaptations, implementation of online sales platforms/expand on-line presence etc.


  • Be a registered business (sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation where the applicant is the major shareholder)
  • Business closed due to provincial order or only able to provide restricted/limited services due to COVID-19
  • Business must be physically located in the Township of Selwyn