Rushcliffe Shop Front Improvement Grant

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Grants of up to £5000. match funded, for the renovation and/or improvement of shop fronts. The Shop Front Improvement Grant is a fund operated by Rushcliffe Borough Council that can offer financial support towards the improvement of shop fronts.

The Shop Front Improvement Grant is for the town areas of:

  • Bingham
  • West Bridgford (Including Melton Road)
  • Radcliffe on Trent
  • East Leake.

What can I get assistance towards?

Grant assistance is geared towards expenditure on professional painting and decorating services, repair and/or replacement of fascias and signage. A proven need for improvement to the shop front must be demonstrated –a change of colour scheme, repainting or new sign for an otherwise well-presented and maintained shop will not qualify.

So what do I have to do next?

The primary objective of the Shop Front Improvement Grant is to help visually improve the identified town centre areas. It is open to all retail and service businesses in the town areas of Bingham, Radcliffe on Trent, East Leake and West Bridgford (including Melton Road) which meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Scheme:

1. The business must be located in the town areas of Bingham, Radcliffe on Trent, East Leake and West Bridgford, including Melton Road (see PDF highlighting eligible area). Grants are only available to independent businesses working in the retail and service sectors.

2. Applicants will be required to:

  • complete an application form outlining the need for a grant
  • provide photographic evidence that support is needed to repair, renovate, or improve the shop front
  • provide 2 written quotations for the work. Applicant who use local traders will be viewed favourably
  • provide proof of contact (email or copy of letter) with development and building control to confirm if consents are required –please see contact details above. 

The Council will require applicants to fund at least 50% of the total cost of the improvement from their own resources.

3. Applicants must not have any outstanding planning or building enforcement action against them. Grants will not be given to any applicant with outstanding enforcement issues.

4. Applicants must not be subject to an undischarged bankruptcy order. Grants will not be given to any applicant with outstanding debts due to the Council from the applicant for any service whatsoever.

5. There is no automatic right to financial assistance, and no right of appeal against a decision.

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