The pilot Façade Improvement Program (FIP) is designed to encourage building owners and operators to invest in façade renovations, using the incentive to cover a portion of the costs.

The program launched on Monday 27 July 2020 and closed on Wednesday 19 October 2020.

The guidelines for applications are in the document library and applications were submitted through Smarty Grants.

The aim of this pilot program is to partner with local businesses to increase economic opportunities through the preservation and improvement of building facades and commercial streetscapes in the eligible pilot area, which will help to increase patronage and ultimately foot traffic.