Grant Opportunities 

 Beautify Your Business Grant (2022) 

To help our members enhance their storefronts, Porters Lake Business Association in collaboration with Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is launching the ‘Beautify Your Business’ Grant. This Grant will subsidize the cost of freshening up storefronts with a maximum grant of $500.00 including tax per business between the timeframe of June 27, 2022, and November 16, 2022. The Grant is available to businesses that are categorized as retail, food and drink, personal care/retail services, attractions, non-profit, and accommodations. Eligible businesses must be a Porters Lake BID member or associate member.

To Apply:

Interested businesses or organizations can email Kate Zsiros, Project Development Officer, at by 11:59 pm (ADT) on Monday, August 22, 2022, with the following information to be considered for a grant:

  • Name of business

  • Address

  • Contact name and title

  • Email and phone number

  • Type of business (e.g. restaurant/bar/café, retail, personal care/retail services, attraction, or accommodation)

  • Outline of what the grant will be used for and when the grant will be used

  • Before/After pictures

Applicants are asked to read the Grant’s Terms & Conditions, below, before submitting a grant application.

*All purchases made and/or work done must be dated between Monday, June 27 and Friday, November 16, 2022, to be used within the 2022 summer, fall, and/or holiday season timeframe.

CDAP (Canadian Digital Adoption Program)

As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the New Brunswick Association of CBDCs  has partnered with Digital Main Street and their ShopHERE powered by Google program to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.

Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

If you would like more information, contact CBDC Blue Water.