Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID)

Find out about the Canterbury BID partnership is and how it can improve services in the district.

A BID is a business-led, business-funded partnership which carries out improvements and provides services in a specific area. They are funded by the businesses that benefit from them and the money can only be spent within the BID area on initiatives that have been agreed in a formal business plan.

They can be developed in any business location that has ratepayers, and can be proposed by any ratepayer, property owner, local authority or other key stakeholder with an interest in the area.

A BID is set for a maximum of five years. After five years there must be another vote, based on a new proposal.

The current BID scheme is in place until October 2024.

You can pay your Canterbury Connected BID levy online or visit the Canterbury Connected BID website to find out more.