Peterborough Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current City of Peterborough funding programs, including grants, tax relief, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for City of Peterborough funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

City of Peterborough Mandate

The City of Peterborough’s mandate is to make Peterborough a thriving community that’s attracting growth and investment through the energy of the people in its community and its unique location.

City of Peterborough Priorities

The City of Peterborough’s priorities include:

  • Providing a wide range of services that reflect the needs, values and vision of the community they serve.
  • Investing in Peterborough’s parks, recreation and culture for the betterment of its citizens and its community, the growth of its economy and the protection of the environment.
  • Offering a balanced life-style that includes a growing community of entrepreneurs, a hip downtown, and a community calendar filled with great events
  • Supporting all investments in the city, from home renovations, new commercial or residential developments, to starting and growing a business.

You can learn about City of Peterborough’s priorities for recreation, parks, arenas and culture reading Vision 2025. A 10-Year Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Arenas and Culture.

Types of Funding City of Peterborough Offers

The City of Peterborough offers financial incentives, including grants, tax relief and more.

City of PeterboroughFunding Programs

The City of Peterborough offers two community improvement plans and a heritage property tax relief as financial incentives.

  • Municipal Incentive Program
  • Development Charges Program
  • Tax Increment Grant Program

The Heritage Property Tax Relief provides a 20% tax relief to the owners of designated heritage properties used for commercial purposes.

City of Peterborough Contact

Peterborough City Hall:

500 George Street North
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H-3R9
Phone: 705-742-7777

Toll Free: 1-855-738-3755
TTY: 705-742-7585

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