Councillor MacLaren encourages applications for Retail Improvement Scheme

“The Retail Improvement Grant has helped many local businesses improve not only their shopfronts but also the appearance of our local retail areas”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

The Retail Improvement Scheme 2019/20 supports owners and leaseholders of commercial premises in retail areas throughout Renfrewshire who are looking to improve the external fronts of their properties. The grant can cover up to 70% of eligible costs with a minimum grant of £1000 and a maximum of £8000.

Two rounds of application deadlines exist – Friday 28th June and Thursday 26th September 2019. Eligible applications will be considered in July and October 2019 and all approved projects must be completed prior to 31 March 2020.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:

“The Retail Improvement Scheme aims to encourage a high standard of physical improvements to the fronts of properties in retail areas in Renfrewshire.

“Grant funding is available to assist qualifying occupiers to carry out a range of improvements.

“Since it first launched in 2012, the Scheme has helped about 150 businesses throughout Renfrewshire improve their properties and has assisted in returning approximately 40 vacant units to beneficial use.”

Potential applicants should contact Lynn Hollands, the Regeneration Officer co-ordinating the Scheme, at 0141 618 7839 or
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