In 2015, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) introduced a new beautification grant program, Gritty to Pretty, to award a limited number of grants for beautification projects located in Downtown Halifax. Gritty to Pretty includes two grants: Open Grant and Façade Lighting Grant. These projects contribute to DHBC’s strategic beautification goals. DHBC’s Beautification Action Team, comprised of DHBC members, evaluate all capital project opportunities against specific criteria as outlined in the sections within the application form.
To be considered for DHBC funding, a completed Gritty to Pretty Beautification Grant application forms must be submitted to DHBC. Applicants can provide additional documentation, with their submission, that describes and supports the project and funding request.
The Downtown Halifax district is defined as: the geographic area between the waterside of Brunswick Street to the Halifax Waterfront and from the Cogswell Interchange to the south end of Barrington Street.
Take a look at some of the successful grant recipients from the past three years here.
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