Shop Front Improvement Scheme
Shop front schemes are now available in
Dent, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal, Kirkby
Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, Sedbergh and
Ulverston. Thanks to grants from South Lakeland District
Council local parish councils are administrating the scheme apart
from Kendal where South Lakeland District Council manage the
grants. South Lakeland District Council have approved and paid 36
grants totalling grant funding of £44,764, which has been match
funded by businesses to the value of £125,230.
Shop Front Improvement Schemes
Shop Front Improvement Scheme aims to enhance the image of our
The grants cover front renovation and decoration, new signage
and replacement of historical features including lighting. The main
objectives of the scheme:
To improve business frontages including shops, commercial
businesses and social enterprises.
Enhance the appearance and appeal of the town to visitors,
customers and the local population.
To preserve and enhance the special characters of the
Conservation area, it’s listed buildings and other buildings of
Assist towards encouraging further inward investment
Stimulate business and consumer confidence.
Examples of businesses helped
Grants are available for up to a maximum of 40% of the work to
be undertaken. Grants are allocated on a first come first served
basis provided eligibility has been met. Retrospective
applications for work already being completed cannot be
The SLDC Shop Front Toolkit gives
guidance on character of traditional shop fronts.
Shop Front Grant Info
To the end of December 2011 we have awarded 37 grants towards
the improvement of shop fronts in Kendal, this amounts to £45,225.
The shops have contributed £125,114 a total investment of £170,339.
This being the shop owners contributions to their improvements.
||Duddon Parish Council
|| 01229 889319
||Hawkshead Parish Council
|| 015394 36004
||Coniston Parish Council
|| 015394 41713
Lakes Parish Council
||Dent Parish Council
|| 015396 21487
||Grange-over-Sands Town Council
|| 015395 32375
||Economic Development Team, SLDC
|| 0845 050 4434
||Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council
|| 01539 821596
||Milnthorpe Parish Council
|| 015395 62726
||Sedbergh Parish Council
||Ulverston Town Council