The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a partnership with the Town of Drumheller and Community Futures Big Country to provide a new grant for local businesses. The Building Enhancement Grant program will replace the Storefront Improvement Grant and the Interior Building Improvement Grant previously offered by the Town of Drumheller.
This grant will encourage local businesses to enhance their buildings by modernizing and improving appearance and help business owners reduce the financial burden associated with making improvements to the exterior or interior of their building.
“The Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the opportunity to partner with the Town of Drumheller and Community Futures Big Country to support the business community”, said Heather Bitz, Executive Director. “The program will be a great way to add value to the community by making improvements to business premises and fostering community pride.”
The grant will fund up to 50% of the renovation costs to a maximum grant of $5,000 for any one business for either an exterior or interior enhancement.
The grant also stipulates that labour and materials must be sourced locally from companies holding a valid Drumheller business license. This criteria will benefit local suppliers, contractors and tradespeople. Some exceptions will apply for materials that are unavailable in Drumheller.
The 2021 Building Enhancement Grant is now open for applications. The grant application will close on April 30, 2021.
The application package can be found on the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce website.