Applications will be accepted and reviewed quarterly. The deadlines are:
Face Forward: CentreVenture’s Commercial Storefront Improvement Program, offers grants to retailers and property owners located in downtown Winnipeg who wish to make significant storefront improvements. A well designed storefront has the potential to provide much needed services and amenities to local residents, while contributing to the quality of a neighbourhood’s streetscape and economic vitality. If such storefront investments occur, areas within the downtown will reap the benefits and become places of destination within Winnipeg.
The Program Guide consists of design guidelines that applicants must follow in order to receive grant funding. These guidelines emphasize the importance of a store’s overall aesthetic and how it relates to the quality of the urban street life. Program content includes the type of project work eligible for funding, priority retail areas within the downtown, signage requirements, accessibility considerations, and more.
Interested applicant’s must fill out and submit an Application Form. Successful applicants of Face Forward must submit a Post Project Report after storefront renovations are complete.