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Grant Amount

$5,000 - $10,000

Applicant Type



All Arts



The Shopfront Activation Program

Expressions of interest now open

Re-Activating Lygon Street

We’re re-activating Lygon Street, Carlton to fill vacant shopfronts with new businesses, creativity and innovation. To achieve this, we’re working directly with landlords, local stakeholders and operators to deliver a program of short-term pop-ups.

The program forms part of the City of Melbourne and Victorian State Government’s joint $100m Melbourne City Recovery Fund. Lygon Street has been recognised as a priority precinct, and is one of three precincts being activated as part of this program.

Expressions of interest now open

If you’re a business, entrepreneur, creator, curator or anything in between, we want you on Lygon Street.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open with spaces available from early November. 

Participants are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in contributions to renovate and refurbish their shopfront, with the potential for future additional financial assistance available through the program.

If you are a building owner, agent or asset manager with spaces for lease on Lygon Street, please contact us directly to find out more about how we can showcase and activate your vacancies.

For more information, visit The Shopfront Activation Program

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