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Enhance Downtown Grant

Empty spaces on the sides of downtown buildings do nothing to contribute to the overall attractiveness of our City Centre. In an effort to better enhance our downtown and beautify some of these spaces, the DVBA is providing financial assistance to property owners who wish to create murals on the side of their buildings. Grants of 20% of the cost of creating a mural, to a maximum of $2500, will be provided. Work must not begin before approval has been provided by a committee comprised of representatives of the DVBA and the City.

Financial assistance is available to assist with the costs of: retaining professional services of mural artists, mural products, and application. Grants will be paid upon satisfactory completion of work and presentation of all receipts to the DVBA. To be eligible for a grant, a property or event must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Victoria Business Improvement Area (click here for DVBA boundary map). The application for assistance must fully outline and illustrate the scope of work and the proposed lighting products. Unless circumstances warrant otherwise, more than one quote is required for proposed services or product. All work must receive necessary heritage and design approvals, as well as building permits from the City of Victoria.

Please contact us for more information on the Enhance Downtown grant program.

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