2024 Business Façade Improvement Program

PROGRAM PURPOSE AND GOALS

The physical environment in which we live and work greatly affects us. A community that is more appealing to the eye gives its citizens a greater sense of place and pride while also providing a positive image to visitors. The District of Tumbler Ridge is partnering with the Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce to provide this program as an incentive for building/business owners to improve their buildings' character and physical appearance. The Business Façade Improvement Program will focus on the physical appearance of the buildings in highly visible areas. Facades and storefronts of the retail and commercial buildings will be considered.

Northern Development Initiative Trust provides funding for the Tumbler Ridge Business Façade Improvement program.

THE PROGRAM

These program guidelines are intended to maximize the program’s benefit for improving the aesthetics of commercial areas.
– The District of Tumbler Ridge will provide up to a 50% reimbursement grant for a maximum of $5,000 per project to improve the facades of commercial buildings.
– Each building is eligible for an annual grant to a maximum of $5,000. Each year, a building may access the Business Façade Improvement program for new/incremental façade improvements.
– Projects must have a minimum total cost of $2500.
The application deadline is November 15, 2024
– The District of Tumbler Ridge offers the Business Façade Improvement program with funding provided by Northern Development Initiative Trust.

BUSINESS APPLICATION PROCESS

Funding will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until November 15, 2024, or until all funds have been subscribed.
Funds MUST be spent by December 2024, and projects MUST be completed by December 31, 2024, to be eligible. There is no reimbursement carry-over into the next fiscal year.
Applying does not necessarily mean your project or a specific grant amount will be approved. All project proposals are subject to a comprehensive review, must meet high-quality standards, and must reflect the spirit and intent of the Business Façade Improvement Program Guidelines.

 

DOWNLOADS:

BUSINESS FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION GUIDE

BUSINESS FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM


For more information or to apply, please contact:
Jerrilyn Kirk
Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250) 242-8047
Email: tumblerchamber@gmail.com

or

Jessie Olsen
EDO - District of Tumbler Ridge
Phone: (250) 242-4242
Email: jolsen@dtr.ca