Shopfront Grants

We want to enhance and restore the condition and historic character of Gosport’s shop fronts. We’re doing this by offering grants to shop owners located within the Gosport High Street and Stoke Road Conservation Areas. The grants will help meet the costs of the repair and renovation of historic shop-fronts, and/or support the conversion of underused floor space.

Available Grants

Programme A – Project Development and Viability Grants
Grants to help develop designs, costings and concept viability needed to support bids for the programmes below.

Programme B – Shopfront Improvement Grants
Grant funding for the sympathetic repair and enhancement of shop fronts. This can include structural repairs and the reinstatement of historic architectural detail.

Programme C – Repair and Conversion Grants
Grant funding for the repair and sympathetic conversion of shop buildings that will enable the viable economic re-use of vacant or underused floor space.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from owners and leaseholders holding a minimum unexpired 5 year lease, of shop properties within the Gosport High Street and Stoke Road Conservation Areas, (see map of areas below).

How much can I apply for?

Depending on which programme, you can apply for grants from £500 – £50,000

Why should I apply?

This is an opportunity to improve your shop front, drive more interest in your business and bring vacant or underused floor space into viable economic use.

When can I apply?

The programme is now open.  To register your interest for any of the grants please complete the Expression of Interest Form. We will then contact you to discuss your project and help you through the application process.

For further guidance and supporting information, download the programme documents below.

Where are we now?

Five properties, two on Stoke Road and three on North Cross Street have been awarded grants totalling £250,000 to repair and enhancement their shopfronts.

The works are currently out to tender and contracts will be signed by March 2022 with works to be delivered in spring 2022.

Four historic High Street properties are currently seeking development grant funding. More updates to follow.