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Member Grants

  • Downtown London Grants

    Property Damage Grant 2024 - Learn More.

    Safety & Security Grant 2024 - Learn More.

    NOTICE: Due to overwhelming response we are closing the application for the Facade Improvement & Beautification Grant as of March 25, 2024. Members will be notified if and when this grant becomes available again.

    Please refer to our Downtown London Grants FAQ below for more information on the grant application process.

    Please refer to our CPTED Audit FAQ for more information on the CPTED Audit process.

  • Downtown Dollars - Gift Cards

    A great corporate or personal gift, Downtown Dollars - Gift Cards encourage local spending. Downtown Dollars come in denominations of $10, $20, $25, $50, $75, $100, $200 & $500 and they can be spent almost anywhere downtown! You can purchase Downtown Dollars at our office at 123 King Street and online in our Marketplace. A list of participating businesses are listed on our website.

    For Consumers: Downtown Dollars can be redeemed at many of our merchants. Please inquire prior to your purchase or meal with the merchant that you hope to spend Downtown Dollars so that they are aware that this will be your method of payment.

    For Merchants: Downtown Dollars are redeemable for 100% of their face value to merchants who are members of Downtown London. Simply drop by our office at 123 King Street Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm and we can write you your cheque immediately.

    If you are interested in purchasing Downtown Dollars or require further information please contact Vicki at vicki@downtownlondon.ca.

  • City of London Funding Programs

    The following loans and grants are administered by the City of London and available to businesses located in the Downtown Community Improvement Plan. Please email CIPincentives@london.ca or visit the City's website for more details.

    FACADE IMPROVEMENT LOAN - City of London Program
    A loan from the City to improve building facades, including upgrades to windows, doors, brick repair, painting, lighting, and signage that is affixed to the façade. The loan will cover 50% of the cost of the improvements — up to a maximum of $50,000. This loan can be paid back at 0% interest over a 10-year period. In certain areas, a portion of the loan may be forgivable. Application must be completed by the building/property owner.

    UPGRADE TO BUILDING CODE LOAN - City of London Program
    A loan from the City for improvements to the interior of your building, including upgrades related to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, roof, fire protection systems, and other Building Code related work. The loan will cover 50% of the cost of the improvements — up to a maximum of $200,000. This loan can be paid back at 0% interest over a 10-year period. In certain areas, a portion of the loan may be forgivable. Application must be completed by the building/property owner.

    CORE AREA SAFETY AUDIT GRANT - City of London Program
    This program is focused on assisting property owners and tenants with making safety improvements to their building by assisting with a portion of the cost associated with exterior lighting, exterior security cameras, and storefront gates to close front entrance alcoves and recessed entryways when the ground floor business is closed or the building is vacant. The one-time grant will cover 50% of the cost of the improvements — up to a maximum of $10,000.

    CORE AREA BOULEVARD CAFE GRANT - City of London Program
    This program is intended to reduce the financial burden on business owners who operate sidewalk patios. This grant program eliminates the administrative and licence fees related to the operation of a patio on the public right-of-way. To be eligible for the program, the applicant must either apply for a Boulevard Café Permit or have an existing Permit with a Licence Agreement.

    CORE AREA SIGN GRANT - City of London Program
    This program is designed to offset administrative and licence fees related to sign permits, including the encroachment of signs on a City street or road allowance. Eligible fees that will be granted through the program include applications fees associated with Sign Permits, Encroachment Agreements for signs, and Annual Encroachment Licence Fees for signs. To be eligible, the applicant must apply for a new Sign Permit or have an existing Encroachment Agreement for a sign.

  • Canadian Urban Institute

    The My Main Street Business Sustainability stream will provide a range of
    business supports to approved main street business applicants. Supports
    include custom market research reports, business training opportunities,
    and non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000. Supports will be available
    for businesses located on eligible main streets across southern Ontario that
    demonstrate their sustainability and provide a business case on how the funding
    will strengthen their existing capacity and support their continued growth.

    View the Applicant Guide here.

  • Provincial Government Grants

    Here, you will find a list of potential sources of funding in Ontario that your business may be eligible for. Learn more.

  • Federal Government Grants

    Here, you will find a list of potential sources in Canada of funding that your business may be eligible for. Learn more.

  • Business Benefits Finder

    Use this tool to find programs and services to help your business grow.

Downtown London Grants FAQ

Downtown London staff have worked hard to get you special member discounts! Check out the current deals offered to Downtown London businesses:

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Sunrise Rollups and Shades Discount


Sunrise Rollups and Shades offers security, energy savings,
and protection to businesses.
Discounts available for Downtown London BIA members on a case-by-case basis.

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Provincial Glass Discount


Provincial Glass offers 24hr Emergency Service, including board-ups and temporary glazing.
Mention your Downtown London BIA membership
for a 10% discount.

Member Discounts

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Swish Maintenance Discount


Downtown London members receive discounted pricing.

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Alarmtech Discount


Individualized discount based on product and service -alarm systems, CCTV systems, access control.
Alarm Response information

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NSM Brand Media Discount


NSM Brand Media is a co-creative coaching, consulting, and service agency that helps
small-to-midsize businesses succeed with strategic social media marketing and content creation.
They offer curated and enhanced packages for Downtown London BIA members.

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