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Re-imagine Downtown grant application now open for 2023

The Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant provides financial support for businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and community-minded individuals to implement initiatives, events, and/or programs that activate the Downtown district. The program has a particular focus on Downtown spaces that are underutilized and under-programmed. 

The total funding available for the Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant in 2023 is $120,000, with applications eligible for up to $10,000 per initiative, event and/or program. Funding for this grant is provided through the Heart of our City Committee (HOCC). 

“The Re-Imagine Downtown grant program has, through all its iterations, been one of the most popular and successful initiatives created under the auspices of the Heart of Our City Committee,“ says HOCC Chair, Lorien Johansen. “Our small businesses, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, and community groups are more important now than ever before as we continue the path of growth, recovery, and revitalization. These are the things that give our city life and vibrancy, entertainment, and a sense of neighbourhood.” 

The Re-imagine Downtown grant aims to support initiatives throughout the year, starting as early as this summer. The first intake of new grant applications is open now and will close on April 14.  

Applications will be evaluated and awarded by the HOCC, and all successful applicants will be notified on or before April 28, 2023. Interested applicants can find the eligibility and evaluation information as well as the application form here:  

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