Gritty to Pretty Program

The Gritty to Pretty Program encourages commercial building owners in Amherst to invest in beautification and streetscaping by providing matching grants to cover a portion of renovation costs. The program is delivered as a partnership between the Town of Amherst and the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce.

Funding is allocated on a case-by-case basis. The program will consider up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $3,000, with the balance coming from the applicant or other sources.

Eligible improvements may include signage, beautification fixtures, such as baskets, benches, bike racks and planters, lighting and repair or reconstruction of building facade, windows and doors.

All projects must be complete by March 31, 2021 to receive reimbursement of expenses.

For more information and to apply, contact:
Ron Furlong, Executive Director
Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
5 Ratchford St., Amherst NS
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You can download the application here:  Gritty to Pretty 2020 Design Guidelines and Information Package