Applications open until October 31 for 2023 Million Dollar Makeover program in Kawartha Lakes

Funding program provides grants and loans for businesses and property owners to improve buildings

The Million Dollar Makeover program is open to business and property owners across Kawartha Lakes, but priority will be given to projects located in areas of Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland, Omemee (pictured), and Woodville. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)
The Million Dollar Makeover program is open to business and property owners across Kawartha Lakes, but priority will be given to projects located in areas of Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland, Omemee (pictured), and Woodville. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

Applications are open until Monday, October 31st for the 2023 intake of the Million Dollar Makeover program, an initiative of the City of Kawartha Lakes with support from the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation.

Now in its fifth year, the funding program is designed to encourage and support businesses and development in Kawartha Lakes by providing grants and loans so business and property owners can improve visual and functional aspects of their commercial, mixed-use commercial and residential, or heritage-designated residential buildings.

The key objectives of the program are to revitalize and enhance downtown main streets, restore and improve heritage districts and buildings, repair and improve functionality of derelict buildings, and retrofit affordable rental housing private spaces in mixed-use buildings.

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While the program is open to business and property owners across Kawartha Lakes, priority will be given to projects located in areas of Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland, Omemee, and Woodville.

Eligible property and business owners can apply for the 2023 intake of the program at www.kawarthalakes.ca/makeover.

Approved applicants, who must complete their projects by the end of 2023, will be announced in January,

A second intake for 2023 will take place if there are any remaining funds from the first intake.