The City of Winnipeg recently announced a Building Exterior Lighting Grant Program with up to $15,000 in matched funding available for downtown businesses to enhance exterior lighting and create a more inviting and safe pedestrian environment downtown. This grant is available to all building owners and Members in the downtown Winnipeg and exchange district.
The Building Exterior Lighting Grant Program focuses on integration of exterior architectural lighting that will be cost shared between the property owner and the City. Eligible applicants can receive up to $5,000 for professional design consulting and up to $10,000 per exterior wall of the building. Up to $300,000 over two years will be available through this program.
Here’s a link to the application: https://www.winnipeg.ca/ppd/Documents/CityPlanning/Downtown/LightingGrant/Building-Exterior-Lighting-Grant-Program.pdf
This program is open throughout 2019 and 2020, with application intakes on the following dates:
- April 1, 2019
- July 1, 2019
- October 1, 2019
- January 1, 2020
- April 1, 2020
- July 1, 2020
- October 1, 2020 (subject to funding)
If you would like additional information on the grant, you can visit this website: winnipeg.ca/PPD/CityPlanning/Downtown/LightingGrant/. You can also connect with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ as we would be happy to answer any questions and assist with your application if needed. For more information please call us at 204-958-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.