scheme to improve Burnham shopfronts open for applications
grant funding scheme that aims to encourage repairs, renovations
and enhancements to business frontages in Burnham-On-Sea town
centre is still open for applications.
Burnham Businesses Frontage Improvement Grant scheme, operated
by the Town Council, still has funds available to help independent
retail, commercial properties and owners of vacant retail units.
Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds said: "We have had some
successful applications and works are underway on these properties,
but we still have funds available for other businesses."
are two grants available; Grant 1 is for works up to £1000
and is 100% funding and Grant 2 is for larger schemes and is a
fronts and business frontages are the most clearly visible part
of a buildings façade and they make a big impact
on the appearance on the town centre."
contribute to people's first impression of the town and their
condition can affect the town's image, either positively or negatively."
fronts and business frontages that are in poor condition and showing
signs of neglect are often used as indicators of economic decline.
High quality fronts can make a town feel more welcoming to locals
and visitors, improve its image, contribute towards a stronger
sense of identity and, importantly, encourage a greater number
of shopping visits by locals and visitors alike."
scheme operates by encouraging applications from owners and tenants
of retail and commercial properties in Burnham town centre, to
enable repairs and improvements to be made to the front of their
is up to £25,000 available in total from the Section 106
monies paid to the council due to the Tesco store expansion. Applications
are open now.
notes are available to help you understand the aims of the scheme
these and the application form are available from the Town Centre
Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or the town council.