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Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Scheme

Drop In Information Sessions for Ballyclare and Randalstown


Aim of the Scheme

Aim of the Scheme
 

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, in partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC), has developed a  ‘Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Programme’, designed  to enhance the appearance of commercial areas in designated town centres across the Borough.

The Programme aims to support local business growth, enhance the local environment and transform how residents and visitors perceive our town centres, with the aim of increasing footfall and trade.

The Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Programme will be implemented in phases over the next two financial years (2024-25/2025-26), subject to funding availability. 

  • Phase 1 - Ballyclare and Randalstown
  • Phase 2 – Antrim, Crumlin and Glengormley

Drop In Sessions

To support the scheme, Council has organised a series of drop-in sessions (no appointment necessary) for business owners to raise questions or queries. (Please note, drop in sessions for Antrim, Crumlin and Glengormley will be announced later this year).

Phase 1 Town:

Venue:

Date:

Time:

Ballyclare

Town Hall

Tues 2 July

12-6pm

Ballyclare

Town Hall

Tues 20 Aug

12-6pm

 

Randalstown

ARCHES Community Hall

Wed 3 July

1-6pm

Randalstown

ARCHES Community Hall

Thu 22 Aug

1-6pm

Funding Available

Funding Available
 

Businesses/property owners can apply for a grant to carry out external physical improvements to their commercial property.  The available grant will cover 80% of eligible costs but will be capped at a maximum value of £4,999, regardless of overall project costs. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum contribution of 20% of the overall project costs.

The Programme is open to premises with commercial shop-frontage facing the street within the town centres.

The deadline for Phase 1 applications is 12 noon on Friday 20 September 2024.

Phase 2 covering Antrim, Crumlin and Glengormley will launch in Autumn 2024.

If you have any queries or would like more information, contact the Regeneration Team at E: shopfronts@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk .

How To Apply

How To Apply
 

Please call in to one of our drop in sessions and read the Guidance Notes before you submit an application.

You can download our guidance notes here.

 

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