Hucknall High Street Grant

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Ashfield District Council have created a grant scheme to enable eligible shops, businesses and landlords with premises in Hucknall's town centre, which has now been extended to include Annesley Road, Watnall Road and Baker Street to improve the appearance of the business premises.

As part of the allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to Ashfield, the Council has created a Shop Front improvement scheme for eligible businesses and landlords with premises in Hucknall's town centre and Annesley Road local centre to improve their property frontage, including doorway, display window, frame and signs.

Please note: to be eligible all premises must have a ground floor and street facing frontage. and they can be occupied or unoccupied.

This grant can pay towards 80% of eligible project costs, up to a maximum grant payment of £9600, excluding VAT.

The activities the scheme could fund include:

  • Reinstatement of traditionally style shop front
  • Repairs to stonework/ render/ brickwork as part of wider shop front work
  • Restoration/ repair/ repainting of acceptable or traditional shop fronts, including upper floors (where deemed appropriate)
  • Removal of unsightly sign with new and appropriate sign
  • Replacement shop front, windows and doors (where appropriate)
  • Double glazing as part of wider shop front works
  • Appropriate lighting, for example for window a display
  • Appropriate external artwork
  • Installation of traditional and retractable shop blinds and canopies
  • Replacement guttering and downpipes
  • Internal open mesh security grilles
  • Disabled access improvements that meet the requirements of the Equalities Act, as part of wider shop front work
  • Professional fees, such as architects, planning applications and building regulations

If you meet the initial eligibility criteria as shown above and are interested, then please contact the Forward Planning team to discuss your proposals in more detail.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2024, subject to available funds.

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