News $50K in funding for local business renovations SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Apr. 24th, 2015 Photo: Supplied by Taylor Ablett. If you have a local business or non profit that needs a renovation, you can apply for funding today. Timmins is investing $50, 000 to fix up properties in parts of the downtown core, Schumacher, and South Porcupine. There are a few different grant programs, and they will invest a max of $15, 000 into one property. Application details are online, and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Grant Programs Façade Improvement Grants can be up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $15,000 to enhance the outer appearance of buildings (including signage). Energy Efficiency Grants can be up to 50% costs to a maximum of $15,000 for Window and Door Improvements, Insulation, Energy Efficient Lighting and Heating and Ventilation and Air Conditioning Improvements. Building Code Upgrade Grants can be up to 50% of costs to improve accessibility, develop upper storey residential housing and improve health and safety for the building up to a maximum of $15,000. Demolition and Tipping Fee Assistance can be up to 50% of costs up to $15,000. Feasibility Study Grants can be up to 50% of costs up to $5000 for design, engineering or business plans. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.