East Lindsey businesses revitalised with Shop Front Grant Scheme

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Four local businesses have received grants of up to £3,000 from East Lindsey District Council to improve their shop fronts.

The council’s Shop Front Grant Scheme, launched December 2015, to enhance the appearance of shop fronts to increase footfall on the High Streets and in turn improve the economy of the area.

In total, the scheme has helped 24 businesses and awarded £45,203.55 across the district.

Some of the local businesses that have benefitted from the scheme are:

Rags to Richers in Wainfleet


Natalie Kaye was awarded a grant of £1,413.45 enabling her to transform the appearance of the shop.

The grant helped towards a full external repaint of the frontage, a new canopy, and a new hand painted shop sign.

People First Mobility in Skegness


Karen Sheppard offers a buy and loan scheme to people who needed help to get around with the help of a mobility vehicle.

The grant of £3,000 helped towards the full replacement of the shop canopy, new doors and new signage.

Stephen J Hewitt Optometrists in Louth


Melanie Hewitt has renewed the shop front with a grant of £1,437.

The works included the repainting of the shop frontage, white paint removed from the first-floor windows, and sandstone repairs to the top floor string course.

Damselfly Living in Louth


Owner Pip Molloy has enhanced the shop front with a grant of £1,611.83.

Pip was able to have a new eye-catching shop sign installed and the shop frontage repainted.

Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy, Councillor Adam Grist, said:

“It’s great to see how the Shop Front Grant Scheme has helped to improve the appearance of shops across East Lindsey.

“The improvements these businesses have made with the council’s help will ensure our towns remain vibrant and attractive places to visit and shop supporting the area’s economy.”

The Shop Front Grant Scheme is now closed to new applications.