Scenic Rim property owners looking to give their shopfront a facelift are eligible for grant funding under Council’s new Scenic Rim Façade Improvement Scheme.
The grants are part of Council’s second Economic Stimulus Package in response to COVID-19, which had impacted local businesses and the economy.
The scheme is designed to help local property owners improve their building facades so they have a more engaging street appeal and in doing so support economic outcomes.
An attractive looking shopfront can entice new customers and increase sales, and support and inspire further business investment. Façade improvements are not just about a lick of paint or a new sign.
There’s an array of restoration works that are eligible under the scheme including lighting, landscaping, awnings, windows and doors, so property owners and tenants (with owner support) are encouraged to applying to scheme and speak with Council about their plans.
The works undertaken by the applicant will be supported by a Council contribution of 25% of the project total, to a maximum of $3000.
Applications opened 8 September 2020 and close on 31 December 2020 or until funds are allocated.
More information about the Scenic Rim Façade Improvement Scheme is available on Council’s website www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/covid-19/for-businesses or call Council’s Regional Prosperity team on 07 5540 5111 or via firstname.lastname@example.org