Brigg shops to get £200k facelift with shopfront grant scheme

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Brigg will be the next town to benefit from grants of up to £7,500 to improve shop fronts in conservation areas.

North Lincolnshire Council will make around £200,000 available in the next two years for the Traditional Shop Front Grant Scheme.

It plans to offer grants of 50% for the installation of new traditionally styled shop fronts up to a maximum of £7,500 if work is completed within a year of the grant offer.

East Lindsey businesses have also recently benefitted from the scheme, which saw 24 businesses awarded a total of £45,203.55 across the district.

Coucillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The new scheme will support independent traders in Brigg and provide a welcoming environment for visitors and residents.

“Shop fronts make a big impact on the appearance of town centres and the character of the conservation area.

“There are many great examples of traditional shop fronts in Brigg and we want to help secure even more investment in the town centre.

“Brigg is a fantastic historic market town and we want people to see what a great place it is.

“The money will make the town look even more attractive encouraging investment in high quality design shop fronts.”

For more details about the grant scheme, contact Eddie Rychlak, conservation officer at the council on 01724 297634 or email [email protected].