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Streetscape Beautification Grant

Streetscape Beautification projects help make a community's downtown more attractive, distinctive to their unique brand, and pedestrian-friendly, helping to drive community vibrancy and development. Uniquely branded physical elements help to highlight the character of a downtown.

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The Streetscape Beautification grant provides funding for municipalities, Business Improvement Areas, registered Chambers of Commerce or not-for-profits or charities with a focus or mandate to service visitors, to install or improve streetscape improvements in the downtown core that improve the vibrancy of the downtown.

Streetscape Beautification Grant

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the grant:

The applicant must be a municipality or their entities, a Business Improvement Area, or a registered Chamber of Commerce.

The project must be installed in and around the downtown core of one of the following communities: Allenford, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tobermory, Walkerton, or Wiarton.

The applicant must submit a letter of support from the local Municipality or local Council.

The project must comply with Municipal by-laws and have received appropriate permits and permissions.

The application is different from any funded projects completed in the last five years.

Project work must not have started (including purchasing any materials) until the application has been approved.

Max Funding: 

50% of total project cost (excluding taxes) up to $10,000.

Eligible Projects 

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Banners
  • Benches
  • Bike racks
  • Flower containers
  • Garbage and recycling cans
  • Green space or public plaza enhancements
  • Public art
  • Seasonal decorations

Ineligible Projects

Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects that do not comply with the applicable Community Toolkit branding elements

Branding and Design Elements  

Gain inspiration and guidance for the project by reviewing design elements (colour palettes, materials and physical elements, and façade and signage examples) from the applicable Community Toolkit: AllenfordChesleyHepworthKincardineLion’s HeadLucknowMildmayPaisleyPort ElginRipleySauble BeachSouthamptonTaraTeeswaterTobermoryWalkerton or Wiarton.

Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Areas

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area and are intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and/or stimulate development.

Find the Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) for your community here: AllenfordBrockton (municipal-wide), Cargill, Chepstow, Chesley, Elmwood, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion's HeadLucknowMildmayPaisleyPinkertonPoint ClarkPort Elgin, Ripley, Sauble BeachSouthamptonTaraTeeswaterTobermoryWalkerton and Wiarton.

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