Recovery 2020
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Rock 95, 107.5 Kool FM and Barrie 360 would like to thank all of the hundreds of local businesses, community groups, and charities that applied for taking advantage of our Recovery 2020 Advertising Stimulus Grant program. Our program is now fully subscribed and is complete. The grant program was and continues to be a huge success! We’ve given out over one million dollars worth of advertising grants to help local businesses recover, right now. We’re a local business just like yours – and we’re proud to be a part of the Barrie community and to help grow business. Together, we’re stronger.

1 MILLION DOLLAR Stimulus Grant Program

To the businesses and citizens of Barrie and Simcoe County, We are currently living through an event unlike anything we have ever experienced. The Covid-19 pandemic has cost the lives of many Canadians.

It has impacted family finances. It has forced the suspension of business - not just in our area, but all around the world. The economic, human, and social cost has been dramatic and devastating. Central Ontario Broadcasting is a locally-owned family business. We know first-hand how great the impact COVID has been on local businesses and local charities. We want to help our community, and we have a plan. Rock 95, 107.5 Kool FM, and Barrie 360, are proud to announce the establishment of Recovery 2020 – an advertising grant stimulus plan. Utilizing our three media platforms, Rock 95, 107.5 Kool FM, and Barrie 360, we will provide grants in the form of radio and digital advertising to assist in re-establishing business, aiding charities, and re-starting our local economy.

This program is open to all organizations of any size in our area. The process is very simple. Central Ontario Broadcasting will provide a minimum of a $1,500 radio or digital advertising grant to local organizations in Barrie and Simcoe County. Stimulus grants will range anywhere up to a maximum of $10,000 in advertising. It's simple to apply. Just go to and fill out the application form. All submissions will be gathered and vetted, and grants for those businesses in most acute need will be made available immediately. Full creative services will be provided free-of-charge, and each campaign will be serviced by one of our experienced Media Advisors. This process will devote in excess of one million dollars in advertising value to local businesses, charities, and community groups that need it most.

Together, we will grow again. Knowing how many businesses are experiencing this need, we may not be able to accommodate everyone, but we will make every effort to help as many organizations as we possibly can. Recovery 2020 – an advertising grant stimulus plan. Applications are open now. We encourage all organizations in the area to apply and let's get our economy going again!

Kind Regards,

Doug Bingley

Founder and President, Central Ontario Broadcasting

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