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Shop improvement grant scheme available for town centre businesses

Shop improvement grant scheme

Grants of up to £2k are available for shop front and accessibility improvements. A total of £30k will be distributed to town centre businesses in Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone in 2024. This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The grant is available to anyone who owns or rents commercial premises (including registered charities) in the following areas:

  • Brentwood town centre (including Brentwood High Street, Kings Road, Ongar Road, Coptfold Road, St Thomas Road, Moores Place, Crown Street and Ingrave Road)
  • Shenfield high street (Hutton Road, Shenfield Road)
  • Ingatestone high street

Example projects include:

  • replacement shop front, windows and doors
  • painting of existing shop fronts and upper floors
  • replacement gutter and downpipes
  • replacement signage
  • accessibility improvements

Cllr David Kendall, Brentwood Borough Council’s Chair of the Finance, Assets, Investment and Recovery Committee said, “High streets need our support more than ever. We have prioritised this grant scheme as part of our UK Shared Prosperity Fund programme to give local businesses financial support to improve their premises. Alongside the new Brentwood Connected Business Improvement District, we are co-investing in our high streets to create places that people want to visit, spend and enjoy.”

Businesses are invited to complete an expression of interest form to outline the works they would like to undertake.

Full details can be found on