If you live in Windsor-Essex and want to save money for:
You could receive a grant of up to $2400 to reach your goals!
This is a pilot program being offered in only three communities in Ontario and Windsor-Essex is very lucky to be part of the project. Participants will receive individual support, financial literacy training, and budgeting help to encourage regular monthly savings. All eligible savings will be matched 3:1 up to $2400!
Participants must commit to opening a (free!) savings account and depositing as little as $10/month. Participants may choose to save for any amount of time between 6 and 18 months, after which their savings will be matched 3:1. That means if you save $200, you will get an extra $600. If you save $500, you will get an extra $1500. If you manage to save $800 or more, you will get $2400 to use towards your education, housing, or entrepreneurship goals. There is a list of approved purposes for spending of grant funds; contact Kelly Udell for more information.
START program eligibility requirements include income limits and social housing eligibility. If you live in social housing or are on the waiting list, you very likely qualify for the program! Even if you are not considered low-income, you may still be eligible to participate. Contact Kelly Udell for more information or to discuss your specific situation.
Please note there is a limited number of spaces available for the program. Don't miss out; call today!
The START program is mobile across all of Essex County! If you live in Windsor, Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, Tecumseh, LaSalle, Lakeshore or anywhere in between, we can bring the program to you. Whether you require child care in order to attend the financial literacy training, or someone to help take you to open a bank account, we are prepared to support you throughout this process. Let us help you make lasting, positive changes in your life!
Contact Kelly Udell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-326-7052
The START program is a partnership of: