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 – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Grants to help develop designs, costings and concept viability needed to support bids for the programmes below.

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

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.

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

Where are we now?

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THESE GRANT SCHEMES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Over the course of High Street HAZ Shopfront grant scheme, we have awarded improvement grants to eight properties in Stoke Road and North Cross Street.  There is potential for one more grant in the High Street.

 

Fourteen properties took up the opportunity to explore how their shopfront could be improved and these were widely spread across the two Conservation Areas.