Business grants and funding

We aim to support our local economy as much as possible and know that it's not always easy to get the business funding you need.

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Shop Front Improvement Grant scheme – available now

This scheme aims to encourage and support the repair, redecoration, and enhancement of shop fronts (and other qualifying frontages) by providing grant funding towards the cost of eligible works.

Principally, the scheme will be open to retail premises as well as public houses, cafes, restaurants and take away food outlets.

We may consider applications to improve the frontage of the premises of professional service providers (such as advice services, solicitors, accountants) but only on a high street or neighbourhood shopping parade where it would improve the appearance of that predominantly retail setting.

Find out more about the Shop Front Improvement Grant


Business support grants – data verification exercise

As part of the COVID-19 business support grant programme, we provide information to the government on a regular basis.

Although you have already provided most of the data required during the application process for the grants that you have received we want to take this opportunity to make sure the information we hold for reporting purposes is complete and accurate.

To start this process, which is very quick, please use the Grant Reference and randomly generate Unique Number provided to you in the email that you have recently received from us.  

Complete the form


Find out more about other funding that may be available through organisational partners.

Economic Development

Telephone: 01603 980441