Shopfront Improvement Rebate Program
Vibrant and attractive streets, shops, and public spaces play a key role in creating prosperous town centres.
Round 2 Status: Closed – Applicants notified of outcome
Round one of the program was a great success, with 46 businesses and services applying from eight towns across Bass Coast; 34 of which received funding. Due to the high quality of applications we received, the initial program funding was extended from Regional Development Victoria to support a further 15 businesses to improve their shop frontage.
Round two, like the first, will assist businesses and service providers in Bass Coast to improve the appearance of their shopfronts and outdoor spaces.
The program received 55 high-quality applications, from a wide range of businesses and services. From these applications, 34 businesses across eight towns will be allocated up to $2,000 from the Rebate Program. Council is funding $63,000 of a total of $135,000 worth of upgrades.
The program was established to assist eligible organisations to renew their shopfront to improve the vibrancy of individual shops, stimulate economic growth and enhance the look and feel of local commercial districts. Some of the projects that will be completed with the assistance of the rebates include external signage, painting, minor repairs and lighting upgrades.