Brandon Downtown Business Improvement Program (BDBIP)

Brandon Downtown Business Improvement Program (BDBIP)

Step 1

This program has been designed with support for all types of downtown businesses. Whether your business is new to downtown or has been here for many years, this grant is here to help!

This initial application will help us understand what you would like to do and how it fits with our Program Objectives.

Using the Program Guide, please choose the following option to see the next step. *

If you are unsure about this program, please view the Program Overview page or contact Emmanuel Ahaneku at

Choose a Stream Above!

Step 2 - Business Information

Legal name of business *
Operating name of business (if different than above):
Business phone number *
Business email *
Business website: *
Business number (BN) 9-digit: *

If you do not have a 9-digit business number, please contact us at

Business address

Street Address: *
City *
Postal Code: *
Street Address Line 2
Province *

Step 3 - Owner/Contact Person Information

First and last name of owner: *
First and last name of contact person (if different from above):
Owner/contact person phone number *
Alternate phone number: *
Owner/contact person email: *
Alternate email:

Step 4 - Business Details

Which of the following best describes the industry your business operates in? *
Specify Industry
How long has your business been in operation? *
How long has your business been operating downtown? *
How many employees does your business currently have? *
How many employees does your business currently have working downtown? *
Is your business owned by someone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour (BIPOC)? *
Is your business woman-owned? *

Step 5 - Why downtown?

Is your business: *
If your business is new to downtown, please tell us what made you choose to open here *
If your business is an existing downtown business, please tell us what made you choose to stay here *
Fill required fields

Step 6 - Project Options

Would you like to receive a list of recommended downtown service providers that you could work with on this project?
Are there any services you did not see listed in the Program Guide that would be helpful for your business? If so, please list them here:

Step 7 - Project Options

Please choose from the following list of program objectives and write a short summary of how your project will support them. Select as many or as few as you feel your project aligns with. *
Tell us how your project will create and maintain jobs in downtown Brandon. *

Step 8 - Other information

Is there any other information that you would like to share with us?

Attach documents/pictures, etc. (maximum of 10mb/file):

Attach Documents
Maximum file size: 10 MB
6 files maximum

Eligibility Criteria

Please indicate that you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The existing, new, or expanded storefront, office or workspace must be within the boundaries of the Downtown Brandon Zoning Bylaw. If a business also operates outside these boundaries, only the location(s)/operation(s) within the boundaries qualify for grant funding.
  2. The business must have a valid and active Business Number and be in good standing with the Manitoba Companies Office or Corporations Canada.
  3. The business must not be in arrears for any municipal, provincial, federal, property or business taxes
  4. The business does not have any ongoing claims or outstanding judgements against it.
  5. The business must not be prepared for sale, closure, or dissolution at any point prior to receipt of grant funding. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Announcing a permanent closure to their employees or customers
    • Holding a closing-out sale
    • Listing the business for sale

By clicking "yes" below you are indicating that you meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

Name of authorized business representative *
Acceptance *

Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. All applicants will be contacted within thirty (30) days regarding the status of their application.


Downtown Secondary Plan
Zoning By-Law
Mandated Area

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