Grants to help improve shop fronts

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Are you a business owner looking to repair your shop front?

The Shopfront Improvement Grant, now available to smaller settlements and rural retail businesses, is helping to transform businesses across Argyll and Bute by funding painting, joinery and masonry work.

Using Scottish Government Place Based Investment Funding, the grant aims to support various schemes including town centre revitalisation.

‘The Shopfront Improvement Scheme has helped businesses transform their shopfronts and increased footfall as a direct result,’ said Councillor Robin Currie, policy lead for economy and rural growth.

‘We have seen fantastic success stories of vacant shops reopening, businesses getting a new lease of life and communities and visitors shopping local.

‘I’m particularly pleased these grants are now available to smaller settlements and rural retail businesses.

‘If you are thinking about repairs to your shopfront and need some help, I would encourage you to apply for the grant as soon as possible.’

Visit for more information, including criteria, and application forms.

Applications close on Friday December 17 and work must be completed by June 30 2022.