Specific Qualifications and Examples

  • Using the old-fashioned “barn raising” philosophy, these projects will typically be simple and cosmetic, but will aim to have a significant and lasting impact on the corridor and business properties involved. In addition, the program will help enhance WCCA’s role as a positive force in Lakewood, helping community members engage at a grass roots level.

  • These projects may involve, but not be limited to, painting, general clean-up, landscaping, cosmetic exterior projects, etc.

WCCA's Business Beautification Program Can Enhance Your Business’s Facade!

The WCCA Business Beautification Program is a volunteer-based program managed by the WCCA Board of Directors to assist business owners along West Colfax with beautifying their properties and significantly enhancing the corridor through “do-it-yourself” projects.

Resources & Budget 

WCCA will reimburse up to $250 with provided receipts towards the total budget requirements. WCCA will also provide volunteer manpower for one full day.

How/When Awarded  

  • Rolling Applications: Interested business owners will fill out and submit the online application form including as much detailed information as possible.

  • The WCCA Barn Raising Committee and Board of Directors will select 2-4 projects to be completed in the fiscal year.

Grant Criteria

  1. Selected businesses will be asked to join WCCA if they are not already members.

  2. Projects should be able to be completed in 4-6 hours during a weekend day. 

  3. The business must buy supplies and provide a receipt in order to receive reimbursement up to $250 for materials required for the project.

  4. Selected projects MUST improve the business climate AND overall image of the West Colfax corridor.

  5. The business owner must be onsite during the project, assisting volunteers as needed.

See the 2018 Rockley Music Center Project

Business Beautification Application

Please read the barn raising criteria before submitting and then complete the following form; all fields are required. Please allow 8-10 weeks after submitting your application for the WCCA Barn Raising Committee and Board of Directors to review the application.