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Sand Plains Community Development Fund

The Sand Plains Community Development Fund was created for the five county region of Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford as a means to support diversification and seek new economic opportunities as a result of the decline of the tobacco industry.


The fund had two streams one that fostered entrepreneurship in the region by increasing the access to capital through patient payback loans and a non-repayable stream for not-for-profit sector supporting regional development, stimulate business and investment, create jobs and strengthen local populations and attract visitors.


The Sand Plains Community Development Fund dollars have now been expended via investments throughout the region.  Some of the dollars remain through other funds as a continued investment legacy.  See a full list of project here 

Lavender Fields




Former MPs: Joe Preston and Diane Finley

Original Board members: Dennis Travale, Stephen Molnar, Bob Habkirk, Wesley Hodgson, Kevin Hodge.

Staff: Cephas Panschow, Heather Bouw, Clark Hoskin 

Funded by: Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Inc. Community Futures Oxford, Community Futures Middlesex, Enterprise Brant, Venture Norfolk, Elgin Business Resource Centre


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