Walkerton BIA Facade Grant
The Walkerton BIA Façade Improvement Program is run by the Walkerton BIA with the objective of enhancing the exterior appearance of businesses throughout the Walkerton levied area.
Businesses must be a levied member of the Walkerton BIA to be eligible for funding. Monies are awarded through an application process. The funding awarded to successful applicants will subsidize up to 50% of the costs (not including taxes) associated with improving the exterior façade of their place of business, to a maximum of $500. Specific improvements eligible for funding include repainting, masonry/wood/glass repair, cladding upgrades, signage, the addition of awnings, shutters, trim and frontal lighting. Improvements must be visible from the street.
Business owners are invited to fill out an application at any time of year. Please note that funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, and funding may be exhausted early in the calendar year if numerous applications are received.
Applications are assessed by the Walkerton BIA Board of Directors. Applicants with specific questions are encouraged to call the Walkerton BIA (519-881-3413) for assistance and/or clarification when filling out the application. The approval process takes one and two months to complete, upon which time the applicant will be informed of the outcome. The applicant must submit copies of all paid invoices following completion of the project to the Walkerton BIA before funding will be granted.
The Board of Directors is very pleased to extend this application for the Façade Improvement Program. It is through a series of coordinated efforts such as these that we hope to foster economic growth in Walkerton.