Grants

Main Street Swift Current is offering matching grants to building owners in Downtown Swift Current who are looking to rehabilitate historic buildings in the Main Street area.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Swift Current Main Street Incentive Program


The Swift Current Main Street Incentive Program includes monetary incentives for development of properties located in the Downtown Central Commercial District. The program is designed to provide financial assistance as well as recognition for the appropriate development of both new and existing buildings within the Downtown. A grant and tax incentive program has been adopted by the City to foster the positive reinvestment, restoration, and maintenance of our downtown buildings. Owners of properties within Downtown Swift Current are eligible to receive incentives toward further investments in their properties.

These incentives are offered by the Swift Current Main Street Organization and the City of Swift Current to provide property owners within the Downtown Central Commercial District tangible community support as well as the financial means necessary to assist with the restoration and maintenance of our downtown resources to the benefit of the community as a whole.

Revitalization Grants Available

Heritage Façade Renderings

Heritage Façade Renderings may be available at no cost to the property owner for drawings detailing potential façade refurbishment, restoration, or renovation to the community’s historic roots. This will outline possible projects that may be eligible for additional grants described in the program.

May be available at no cost to the property owner.

Exterior Alterations

Repair and restoration of exterior building fabric façade, including conservation or repair of original elements, approved cleaning, cladding, roof repairs, chimney work, approved window repair or replacement, appropriate painting, restoration of significant architectural detail, removal of inappropriate materials and appropriate use of signs and awnings.

50% eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000

Building Maintenance

Building maintenance (e.g. gutters, downspouts, foundation work, non-traditional roofing, etc.) may at the discretion of the grant awards committee be funded (unless part of an overall restoration project).

50% eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000

Signage

50% of eligible costs to a maximum grant value of $2,000

Downtown Beautification & Landscaping

Downtown beautification, landscaping, and planters may be available for funding of appropriate work.

50% of eligible costs to a maximum grant value of $2,000

Eligible Properties

Grants may be available to property owners whose property is located in the Downtown District of Swift Current, which is not tax delinquent. Properties owned or used by government agencies are not eligible except where a non-profit, community group has assumed, by long- term lease or legal agreement, responsibility for maintenance of the building. In these cases, that organization may make application.

Eligible Work

Work eligible for funding is limited to the exterior of the building and may include:

  • Structural and foundation repair and restoration, and repair of original architectural elements within the landscape which form an integral part of the property.
  • Architectural and engineering services, cost estimates, preparation of drawings where the proposed project is approved and construction completed.
  • Ongoing maintenance, which minimizes the need for extensive repairs.
  • Repair and restoration of exterior building fabric façade, including conservation or repair of original elements, approved cleaning, cladding, roof repairs, chimney work, approved window repair or replacement, appropriate painting, restoration of significant architectural detail, removal of inappropriate materials and appropriate use of signs and awnings.

Accepting grant applications now

Completed Facade Renderings