Community Futures Huron supports a number of local community projects and organizations throughout Huron County. You may already be familiar with some of these community projects.
The 2023 SLED (Supporting Local Economic Development) program funds projects that address the strategic priorities from Huron County Economic Development’s 2022/25 plan including: workforce re-engagement, education, attraction and retention projects; business district and specific sector support programs; community economic development projects, tourism initiatives; youth and newcomer programs that support encouraging a sense of belonging.
Community Futures Huron contributes $10,000 to the grant program, which awards up to a total $100,000.
The program is offered annually to municipalities and registered non-profits. Applications are assessed on a merit basis and evaluated by a panel of local economic development professionals. Grants of up to $10,000 can be applied for. Projects are assessed by a panel of three judges made up of two Huron Economic Development Board members and a Community Futures Huron Board member.
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RRRF Community-Based Business Projects
Community Futures Huron accepting applications for the 2nd round of RRRF interest-free business loans
Growing Taste of Huron
As a strong agricultural producer within the province of Ontario, culinary tourism and agriculture has been a major pillar within the Huron County economy for many years.
Local food has been a marketed product within the area for over 20 years. During the past six years it has become clear that a focus on making sure local food and drink businesses are ready for tourists and locals should be a priority.
In the summer of 2015 four associations partnered together to start the Huron Local Food and Drink strategy, which had goals of assessing the local food landscape in the area, partnering chefs together, partnering drink related businesses together and forming next steps.
The consultants delivered the final report in the summer of 2016. In March of 2017 Huron Community Futures received word that phase two of the Huron County Food and Drink strategy (Taste of Huron) would continue thanks to a Fed Dev grant and money from Huron Tourism Association.
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Libro Prosperity Fund – Scaling Up the Huron County Food System
Outlines a vision for an economically viable, diverse and ecologically sustainable food system that enriches life within the County while protecting our precious natural resources.
Part of the Plan:
- Expand existing and develop new distributions channels and opportunities for improved accessibility;
- Improve local food processing and employment capacity of Huron County;
- Improve local food skills and education;
- Encourage sustainable production of local food
- 10 Steps to Community Action
- Cheese Investor
- Brussels Beef
- Annual Report 2014
- Fibre Flax Final 2012
- HEDM Final
- Libro Huron County Food Hub
- OMIF Final