Retail Façade Program

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The Retail Façade Improvement Program offers grant funding to assist local businesses wanting to improve the appearance of their premises.

Program scope

The program assists business owners to improve businesses aesthetically, their visibility to customers and to ultimately improve the appeal of retail streetscapes within the Glenelg Shire Retail Precincts.

Grants will be available up to the value of $5,000.

No co-contribution is required.

To learn more, download the Program Guidelines.(PDF, 4MB)

Eligibility Criteria

Applications for a grant and/or loan under this scheme will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Where required, a planning permit or building permit must be obtained and compliance with such permit followed.
  • Works have not commenced or been completed prior to submitting an application.
  • Must not have previously been granted/received $10,000 in the current financial year.
  • Works must be undertaken within the Shire Retail Precincts.

Types of Work Eligible

  • Painting and/or cleaning of façade
  • Removal of outdated assets such as signage, air conditioning units and hoardings
  • Minor repairs, maintenance or reinstatement of missing elements, particularly for heritage buildings
  • Minor repairs to existing façade tiles or stone accents, or structural façade elements and awnings
  • Veranda upgrades including new constructions and replacements
  • Installation of new business signage
  • Installation of new store lighting visible from the street
  • Other external façade works proposed by a landlord/business owner that reflect the intent and purpose of the fund