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Hucknall shop front improvement grant scheme

Grants available of up to 80% of total project costs

Aimed at making Hucknall town centre a more inviting and a vibrant place for residents and visitors to enjoy, grants will be available up to a maximum of £9600 (excluding VAT), a contribution of up to 80% of total project costs.

For example, to obtain the maximum grant of £9600 applicants will need to spend at least £2400 (excluding VAT). Maximum eligible total expenditure for the 80% grant would be £12,000. Any spend above this value must be borne by the applicant.

What could be funded under the grant scheme?

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 (please note - for planning you are required to have a pre-application discussion with our Forward Planning Team)

Grant information and design guidance

All works must adhere to the recommendations and principles set out in the guidance:

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the grant scheme are available:

How to apply

Contact the Business Support Team on: