Business Attraction Grant Program 

The Downtown Kitchener BIA is proud to announce the 2018 Business Attraction Grant Program. The retail economy in North America is under transformation. Today, consumers are enabled by technology to make a decision, driving change in shopping behaviours. This change is the driver behind large and small retailers developing online platforms to engage with their target audience. This grant was established with the intent to make your business more competitive in today’s retail economy.

Funds are available to retail and restaurant applicants looking to invest in digital marketing, e-commerce platforms, website design and SEO development.

HYDRO OPPORTUNITY *Pilot Program*: as part of this program, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is offering a special consideration for applicants that have been approved through this Jury process. As part of this program, applicants may be eligible for a reduction in their Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro deposit.

Application and Guidelines

Community Event Funding Grant Program

The Downtown Kitchener BIA provides a funding program to encourage members to partner with us to beautify, promote and create events in our Downtown.

The purpose of this funding program is to encourage efforts that help to build a positive image for Downtown Kitchener and enable community events that focus on collaboration and an amazing experience in Downtown.

If you are interested in partnering with businesses and/or community groups to create a great event Downtown, you may qualify for funding. Please review the Program Outline and Application below for details. 

Program Outline

Downtown Dollar Funding Program

2018 Forms:

Tier 1 CEFG Application

Tier 2 CEFG Application

Should you have any questions, please connect with Stefanie Golling at 519-744-4921 x.403, or by email