Grant scheme for historic buildings
Shop front improvement schemes have been available around the district. Thanks to grants from South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) local parish councils have been administrating their own schemes. Due to additional funding the shop front improvement scheme has been relaunched.
Grants in Kendal are now available up to 40% subject to a minimum of £150 and a maximum of £1500. Please check out the grant conditions (PDF 1.36MB/2 pages) to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.
For shop front grants availability in other South Lakeland areas please contact your local Parish Council.
Shop Front Improvement Schemes
Shop Front Improvement Scheme aims to enhance the image of our market towns.
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 public importance
- assist towards encouraging further inward investment
- stimulate business and consumer confidence
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 considered.
Economy Development Group, SLDC
01539 793 280
|Duddon Parish Council||01229 889 319|
|Hawkshead||Hawkshead Parish Council||01539 436 004|
Coniston Parish Council
01539 441 713
|Grasmere||Lakes Parish Council||01539 431 656|
|Dent||Dent Parish Council||01539 621 487|
|Grange-over-Sands||Grange-over-Sands Town Council||01539 532 375|
|Kirkby Lonsdale||Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council||01539 821 596|
|Milnthorpe||Milnthorpe Parish Council||01539 562 726|
|Sedbergh||Sedbergh Parish Council||
01539 730 597
|Ulverston||Ulverston Town Council||
01229 585 778
|Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere||Windermere Town Council||07951 402 372|