Vibrant and thriving business districts are important to having strong and successful communities.

Apply for the Business Improvement District Grant

Complete the Business Improvement District Grant application form.

Before applying for a Business Improvement District grant, please make sure you: 

Interesting and successful business districts help make Christchurch a great place to live and visit and highlight the distinctive lifestyle, qualities and identity we share.

The Council's Business Improvement District (BID) programme enables businesses to lead local initiatives to improve their business environment. 

The Council has grant funding available to help business associations and communities throughout Christchurch.

You can apply for funding for initiatives like: 

  • Making your business district a more interesting and attractive place to be.
  • Developing unique branding for your business district.
  • Building a website to connect with businesses in your area and to attract people to your business area.
  • Building the membership of your business association.
  • Developing a strategic plan for your business association.