• Applications for Heritage Facade Maintenance Grants for commercial property owners or occupiers on Maling Road in Canterbury are closed.
  • 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

More information

For more information, contact the Local Economies team on 9278 4444 or email [email protected].

For more information about the placemaking project, contact the Placemaking team on 9278 4995 or email [email protected]

Application process

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.

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