The application window for 2023 is now open for the following grant program:
1. Beautification Program
The Beautification Program is intended to assist and encourage property owners to undertake visual improvements to their buildings and/or sites to improve the overall character of core areas in the community. Funding through this program will be geared toward balancing a mix of historical and new construction/architectural styles in order to maintain a balanced community identity.
The Beautification Program shall be limited to those buildings/properties located within the following Eligible Areas, as shown in Appendix A: * Lucan Settlement Area, Lucan Main Street (Highway 4) Corridor, William Street (County Road 13) Corridor * Granton Settlement Area, Granton Line (County Road 59) Corridor.
Applicants may apply for funding under one or a combination of the following grants:
1. Construction Costs Matching Grant Grant equal to 50% of the Construction Costs associated with the Eligible Project, up to a maximum of $5,000.
2. Professional Fees Matching Grant Grant equal to 50% of the Professional Fees associated with the Eligible Project, up to a maximum of $1,500.
The following non-exhaustive list is intended to provide guidance on the types of projects eligible for funding under the Beautification Program: * Facade Improvements, such as, but not limited to: * painting (including wall murals/art) * restoring facade masonry and brickwork * restoring architectural features * replacing or repairing windows * improvement of the appearance of entrances * re-design of storefronts * installation or repair of canopies and awnings * install or repair exterior lighting fixtures * any other facade improvements which may be approved by the Township * Installation, expansion, or renovation of a permitted streetside patio/terrace directly associated with a business; * New/Improved Signage; * Landscaping Works, such as but not limited to: * Permanent planting beds/greenspaces (in-ground) * Semi-permanent/permanent planters/fixtures * Permanent Artwork (murals, plaques, instalments)
Eligible Project compliance/noncompliance with any or all applicable eligibility criteria shall be determined by the Township of Lucan Biddulph in their sole discretion.
2. Accessibility Program
This is intended to support owners and businesses in undertaking barrier-free/general accessibility improvements to their properties and/or buildings. This program will be administered alongside public realm accessibility improvements undertaken by the Township to improve mobility for everyone in the community.
The grants and funding available under the Accessibility Program shall be available to all non-residential buildings/properties in the Township which are regularly open to and/or accessible to the general public or provide local employment. Notwithstanding the above, the Township of Lucan Biddulph may, in their sole discretion, approve grants and funding for Eligible Projects outside of the Eligible Areas listed above in extenuating circumstances.
- Applicants may apply for funding under one or a combination of the following grants, Construction Costs Matching Grant Grant equal to 50% of the Construction Costs associated with the Eligible Project, up to a maximum of $5,000.
- Planning & Building Fee Grant Up to 75% of the costs of any required Building Permit or Planning Application required for the Eligible Project.
- Professional Fees Matching Grant Grant equal to 50% of the Professional Fees associated with the Eligible Project, up to a maximum of $1,500.
The following non-exhaustive list is intended to provide guidance on the types of projects eligible for funding under the Accessibility Program: • Works undertaken to improve barrier-free accessibility and/or otherwise allows the building or site to achieve or exceed standards for code compliance with respect to accessibility, such as but not limited to: Installation of wheelchair ramps; Improvements to site/building circulation (i.e. improved pathways, stairs, entrances, etc.); Creation or improvement of on-site barrier-free parking spaces; Barrier-free improvement/retrofitting of washroom facilities; and/or, General storefront accessibility improvements as approved by the Township.
Notwithstanding the above, the determination of Eligible Projects shall be at the sole discretion of the Township of Lucan Biddulph.
INTAKE APPLICATION DATES
Applications will be accepted from February 1st, 2023 until funds have been utilized.
Visit the CIP document for background information, and further details on the application process. As the application process includes an initial consultation meeting, please enquire early.
Read over the CIP document, which outlines the process from application to project completion.
Meet with the municipal staff prior to submitting a grant application through the CIP. Lucan Biddulph’s Economic Development Officer is the primary contact and will coordinate the initial consultation meeting between proponents and municipal staff.
After discussing your project with municipal staff, complete the grant application form found at the bottom of this page. You will need to provide details about the project work planned, estimated costs and timelines.
Contact Lisa deBoer, Economic Development & Communications (@email)