January 2, 2024
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR BUSINESS ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM
The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of the Business Enhancement Grant Program in cooperation with the Town of Drumheller and Community Futures Big Country. For 2024, up to $35,000 in funding will be available to help local businesses.
This grant encourages local businesses to enhance their buildings by modernizing and improving appearance. The grant will fund up to 50% of the renovation costs to maximum grant of $6,000 for any one business for either an exterior or interior enhancement. For complete details, including eligible and ineligible expenses, please visit the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce website at www.drumhellerchamber.com
“The Chamber of Commerce is proud to be able to support our local business community through the Business Enhancement Grant program. By making these grant funds available, we hope to reduce the financial burden on businesses so they can make enhancements to their building exteriors or interiors,” said Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.
Alison Roppel, Executive Director states “Community Futures Big Country is pleased to be involved with the Business Enhancement Grant program as a funding partner, alongside the Town of Drumheller and Chamber of Commerce. The grant is a great opportunity for local businesses to update or improve their properties, which helps support their continued success.”
“The Town of Drumheller is delighted to continue our valued partnership with the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Big Country on this important program. Over the years, we have seen the value the grant program provides through beautification and modernization of business premises, along with fostering community pride,” explains Darryl Drohomerski, CAO for the Town of Drumheller.
The grant also requires that labour and materials 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 2024 Building Enhancement Grant is now open for applications. The grant application is available online at www.drumhellerchamber.com and intake for applications will close on February 15, 2024.
If you have any questions about this grant, please contact:
Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce - Heather Bitz, Executive Director
403-823-8100 or email@example.com
Town of Drumheller - Darryl Drohomerski, CAO
403-823-1312 or DDrohomerski@drumheller.ca
Community Futures Big Country - Alison Roppel, Executive Director
403-823-7703 or firstname.lastname@example.org