- Applications for Heritage Facade Maintenance Grants for commercial property owners or occupiers on Maling Road in Canterbury are now open.
- Grants of up to $5,000 are available to fund restoration works, upgrades or improvements to heritage building facades.
- This initiative is one of a number of projects to revitalise Maling Road in Canterbury through placemaking. For more information, see Maling Road placemaking project.
Eligible works for funding
Works that are eligible for funding include:
- exterior painting or rendering (on a surface that is already painted or rendered)
- replacement of masonry, stonework or timber cladding
- heritage preservation, repairs or maintenance, including awnings and verandahs (undertaken to the same details, specifications and materials)
- re-pointing of brick, stone and/or brick restoration or cleaning (must not include sandblasting)
- repair or replacement of wall tiles (undertaken to the same details, specifications and materials)
- replacement of doors and/or windows (as long as the replacement is like-for-like and undertaken to the same details, specifications and materials)
- addition of non-permanent outdoor planters/accessories (like shutters or trim) floral treatments that are not attached to a building
- up-lighting of heritage facades (these particular works will be eligible even if a Council permit is required)
Applications are open from 9am on Wednesday 19 August 2020 and close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
- Applications will be assessed from early-November 2020
- Successful applicants will be notified by early-December 2020
- Proposed works are to be completed by 30 June 2021
For more information, contact the Economic Development Department on 9278 4814 or email [email protected].
For more information about the placemaking project, contact the Placemaking Team on 9278 4995 or email [email protected].
Step 1: Check you are eligible
Read through the eligibility criteria to make sure you meet the criteria.
Step 2: Consider the assessment criteria
Applications are assessed against a defined set of criteria to a score of 100 per cent. It is important that you are familiar with them before completing your application.
Read the assessment criteria to ensure you meet the criteria.
Step 3: Complete your application
Register and complete your application online via SmartyGrants. Submit one application only.
Step 4: Submit your application
Once you have completed the above steps and you are happy with your application, you can finalise your submission through SmartyGrants. You will receive a submission acknowledgement receipt.
Step 5: Application assessment
Applications will be assessed by Council officers against the evaluation criteria. Council has absolute discretion in the selection of successful applications, taking into account the assessment criteria.
Step 6: Grant payments
If your application is successful, you will receive 50% of the approved amount when the funding agreement has been signed by all parties, and 50% on completion of works and acquittal of the grant.