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    Community Economic Development Grants

    The Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC) may from time-to-time grant seed funding for local community projects.  To apply for funding, please complete the Community Economic Development Project Application Form and submit it to one of our three offices, or email to ssymondson@elgincfdc.ca.   If you have any questions on the process or require assistance completing the application, please contact Sharen Symondson, Community Economic Development Officer at 519-633-7597 ext. 461 or email at ssymondson@elgincfdc.ca.

    The Helen LeFrank Award

    Helen LeFrank Entrepreneurial Youth Award

    The Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund was created in honour of Helen LeFrank. Helen was a former General Manager who had served with the Elgin Business Resource Centre from 1999 to 2007. Helen was a strong supporter of youth in our community and especially the promotion of youth entrepreneurship. Since Helen’s passing on January 9, 2016, the Elgin Business Resource Centre remains dedicated to ensuring that her vision to support youth entrepreneurship continues.

    This Scholarship is a Donor Advised Fund under the stewardship of the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation.  Deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 15th of each year.  The application and funding criteria may be found on the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation website (http://www.escf.ca/grants/scholarships).

    Encouraging youth to complete their education, return to their communities to start & participate in small businesses as well as in promoting community economic development is the foundation for this scholarship.


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