High Street Small Business Grants

High streets, city, and town centres lie at the heart of communities and local economies, creating jobs, nurturing small businesses and injecting millions of pounds into Nottingham’s economy.

Nottingham City Council is committed to supporting the city’s High Streets. Targeting a portion of the UKSPF allocation to support retail centres, aiming to promote thriving places.

They have established a small grants scheme to support and sustain existing businesses on the High Street, particularly retail businesses and those in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

The High Street Small Business Grants scheme will provide funding to eligible small businesses to deliver a range of interventions to support High Streets in Nottingham city centre and in local neighbourhoods. Interventions include marketing and events, equipment purchases including digital and ICT, support for shop premises including energy efficiency measures, shop front improvements and greening in line with our City Centre Strategy and Action Plan.

The Grant Programme aims to:

  • Support and sustain existing businesses on the High Street
  • Improve the appearance of existing premises on the High Street
  • Bring vacant properties back into use
  • Encourage businesses to participate in improving the High Street

Available Funding

The High Street Small Grants Scheme has a total grant pot of £249,000 to be distributed between November 2022 and March 2023, subject to funding. A further, expanded programme of small grants for businesses will be available from April 2023.

*No grants will be awarded until their UKSPF Investment Plan is signed off by Government.

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