Grants of up to £10,000 are now available for shop improvements in 5 towns through a new funding programme from Mid Ulster District Council.
Businesses in Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon, Maghera and Magherafelt can all benefit from the new scheme, which will give property owners or tenants the opportunity to apply for 50% of the cost of works, up to a maximum of £10,000 per property.
The scheme will fund the refurbishment of internal areas visible to the public and external improvements to building frontages within defined boundaries in each town centre.
Open to a broad range of businesses, from shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants to accountancy firms and solicitors, the scheme is expected to attract great interest, as Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, explained:
“This is a significant funding opportunity in our 5 main towns for a wide range of businesses, whether their focus is retail, hospitality or professional services, and we’re anticipating a great deal of interest.
“The outcome will enhance the look and feel of our town centres. Creating an attractive visual appearance is important in attracting visitors – and encouraging them to become regular shoppers”.
For further information and an application pack, contact;
Davina McCartney, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Paul McCreedy, email@example.com or
Mary McCullagh, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tel: 03000 132 132 or visit www.midulstercouncil.org/towncentrefunding
The scheme opens on Monday 19th October and the closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 13th November 2015.