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Eastcote Town Centre - Shop front grant scheme

Hillingdon Council is delighted to be offering grants in Eastcote to improve your shop fronts. The appearance and quality of shop fronts are vital for attracting customers in and around a town centre, increasing sales and investment and contributing to the unique character and vibrancy of the local streets.

Who can apply for the grant?

You may apply for the grant provided your property sits within the blue shaded areas of this map. [258kb]. The grant scheme is specifically focused towards smaller independent retailers.  

What improvements can you apply for? 

  • New signage
  • Awnings
  • Refurbishment of existing/original shop fronts
  • Lower cost minor repairs

How much is the grant worth?

The council can offer a maximum grant of up to £4,800 subject to £1,200 being paid by the individual. An example of how this would work in practice is shown below:  

If the cost of the improvement is...

Then the council pays...

And the business pays...

£1,000

£800

£200

£3,000

£2,400

£600

£6,000

£4,800

£1,200

How do we apply?

We have made the grant application process as straightforward as possible - just follow these seven steps:

  1. Complete the expression of interest form, or we can email the form directly to you to fill out there and then. We will then contact you to discuss the proposed works, including timescale and required design reports.

  2. Our architects will then make contact with you and other neighbouring shops and will develop concept designs for your shop front improvements. They will also assist in obtaining quotations from recommended contractors.

  3. A shop front grant application form will then need to be completed - we can help you with this. Do it online or on paper, whichever suits you best!

  4. After the application is made, the council will review and if necessary carry out planning consent procedures - decisions are usually made within 10 weeks. Successful grant applications will receive a formal grant letter.

  5. Once grant offer is accepted in writing and returned, Interrobang will appoint the chosen contractor(s) and project manage the improvement works.

  6. You will be asked to pay your 20% contribution towards the improvements before work commences.

  7. On satisfactory completion of the works the council will pay the contractor(s) directly.  

Register your interest 

See examples of improvements in other town centres around the borough.

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