The Love Your Shopfront Grants Program is currently closed to applications.


What is the Love Your Shopfront grants program?

The Love Your Shopfront grants program is part of Merri-bek City Council's Boost for Business funding package.

Your business could receive up to $2000 to fund façade improvement works which will contribute to the rejuvenation of your retail shopfront.

What kind of works will be eligible for funding?

Works which will be considered for funding could include new shop signage, new outdoor lighting, new window decals (design, printing and professional installation), clean-up of graffiti on walls, painting of exterior walls, and any other improvements to your shopfront that improve the look of your shopfront while improving the appeal of your local streetscape.

Is my business eligible?

To be eligible for the Love Your Shopfront grants program, your business needs to:

  • have an ABN registered in the Merri-bek City Council municipality;
  • trade from a shopfront in Merri-bek;
  • have 5m Public Liability insurance; 
  • be free of outstanding acquittals, debts or financial disputes with Merri-bek City Council (unless approved by Council);
  • not be a gaming venue;
  • not be the recipient of a Merri-bek City Council Boost for Business grant.

Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee you will receive a Love Your Shopfront grant. This grant program has a limited funding pool available and applications will be assessed and ranked according to Council's grant assessment criteria and processes.