Business Improvement Grant

Our 2024 Grant cycle is open until 1/1/24

We recognize that small businesses are the economic engine in our community and we are looking to offer a grant program to help offset the cost of items to help your business succeed.

For a third year, we are invest up to $10,000 back into our members!

WAIT … Our $10K has now become $15K with the help of a local grant!  Now that’s BIG News!!

 

 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT (BIG) PROGRAM

The Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce will offer matching grants for business improvements made to members in good standing of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce.  Members in good standing have a current membership as of 1/1/24.

Our areas of focus include:  People, Place, Promotion and Product.

OACC will offer matching grants to cover up to 50 percent of the total cost of the improvement project, with a maximum grant amount of $2,500.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any member in good standing of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce.  This includes non profit and not for profit members, store front and home based businesses.  The member must have renewed or joined and their membership is current by 1/1/24.

 

WHAT ARE THE AREAS OF FOCUS? 

People – Investing in People
Education, Training, Courses
Examples:  Quickbooks class, Leadership Training, etc.

Place – Improvement to your place of business
Exterior and Interior Improvements
Examples:  paint, awnings, signage, lighting, landscape, furniture, etc.

Promotion – Aid in the marketing of your business
Specialist in promotion
Examples:  Wrap vehicle, social media expert, graphic designer, etc.

Product – Upgrading the products that make your business work more efficiently
Hardware, Software, Connectivity
Examples: upgraded computer, copier, point of sale, security system, software, etc.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application can be downloaded below, email Christine Grove, Executive Director OACC (CGrove@OxfordPAChamber.org) or stop by the office at 1 Octoraro Alley  Suite A, Oxford, PA

Applicants must submit:
The two-page application
Description of item, service or work to be completed including photographs .
Pricing/Estimate

Applications will be reviewed January 2 – 14, 2024 by the review committee.

Deadline for BIG is 1/1/24
Grant awards will be announced by 1/16/24