Chiltern Shopfront Refresh Grant Program

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Chiltern Shopfront Refresh Grant Program

The Chiltern Shopfront Refresh Grant Program is a small grants program aimed at encouraging building and business owners to upgrade the appearance of shopfronts – improving and enhancing the beautiful heritage streetscapes that are a feature across Indigo Shire.

How the program works

Businesses located in the eligible area in Chiltern have the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $1,500 per business on a matched, dollar-for-dollar basis for projects focusing on the external appearance of the business.

Where is the program available?

The program is only available to businesses located within the eligible areas in Conness and Main Streets – no private residences are eligible to apply.

Eligible works

  • Painting
  • Upgrading of signage structures (including sign writing)
  • Pointing of mortar joints
  • Other non-structural  facade improvement works subject to Council's approval

Ineligible works

  • Works which have already been completed
  • Marketing activities
  • Internal works
  • Projects which have received funding from other sources
  • Projects deemed to be temporary in nature or for a fixed period

How to apply

  • Read the guidelines(PDF, 697KB)
  • Complete an application form(PDF, 418KB)
  • Get two quotes from licensed contractors
  • Include details about the proposed improvements to the shopfront, for example if re-painting the shopfront you will need to include a paint schedule detailing the name of the colour, brand of paint and a photo or sketch of the building showing where the colour will be applied to the building.

If insufficient information is provided on the application form, we may seek clarification on the proposed works before making a decision about the grant application.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Monday 19 December 2018.