Using Town Centre Funding, provided by the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council is supporting local business owners to invest in their shopfronts through the provision of grants.
The grant programme also supports work opportunities for local tradespeople, and aims to help the region’s towns become more attractive places in which to live, work, visit and invest.
The deadline for applications closed on 1st March 2021 and grants were offered on a first come first served basis. A total of 75 applications were received and £x has been awarded in grant. Successful applicants have been offered 75% of eligible costs, with total grant offers capped at £3,000.
Applications were invited from business owners looking to make repairs to their shopfronts in: Helensburgh, Cardross, Garelochhead, Rosneath, Kilcreggan, Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig, Tarbert, Tobermory and Bowmore.
Complementary schemes ran simultaneously in Rothesay, Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Campbeltown and Oban; each with their own individual application processes. Links to each project can be found as follows.
- Rothesay Townscape Heritage
- Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme
- Dunoon Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme
- Campbeltown Shopfront Improvement Scheme
- Oban Business Frontage Scheme
Pictured below is The Journey, in Helensburgh. The grant supported the manufacture, supply and installation of new signage.