West Lothian shop front upgrade fund

West Lothian businesses are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for grants to improve the visual appeal of their commercial premises.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 11:07 am
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Shop front improvement grants are available for various businesses across West Lothian and can help towards covering the costs of external frontage improvements such as painting or new signage.

The West Lothian Council-funded initiative offers local businesses the opportunity to apply for one-off grants of up to £750, subject to applications meeting the criteria.

Whilst the scheme aims to supporting businesses in West Lothian traditional town centres such as Linlithgow, applications are accepted from any West Lothian-based trader.

Cathy Muldoon, executive councillor for development and transport, said: “This is a fantastic chance for business to get support from the council to help change the visual appearance of their shops and premises. Simple changes such as new signage and fresh paint can make a real difference to the look and feel of a business and our town centres as a whole, providing a real boost for trade.

“Businesses should get their applications in as early as possible as funding is limited and grants are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.”

For information on how to apply, visit www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/34932/Shop-Front-Improvement-Grants.