Commercial Property Grant
The Commercial Property Grant (CPG) is available to owners of commercial premises that want to improve the appearance of their building. It is a discretionary grant that covers up to 50% of eligible costs. Eligible work includes that which directly contributes to improving the external appearance of the building as visible from the public realm. Typically this includes work to the front of the building that faces the public highway, but may also apply to roofs, and to side and rear elevations of properties if they are visually prominent. The scheme prioritises applications that involve job creation, through business start-up or expansion, as well as those that improve unsympathetic shopfronts in traditional high streets and other prominent buildings in key locations.
Eligible works include:
- Replacement shop frontages
- Replacement windows and doors
- New signage
- Rain water goods
- Painting, rendering and attention to stone and brickwork
The cost of scaffolding necessary to carry out eligible work is also considered an eligible cost, as are the fees incurred obtaining relevant statutory consents and the fees of any professionals directly involved in the eligible work, such as architects and project managers.
Ineligible works include:
- Ineligible works include
- Routine repair and maintenance
- Works relating to health and safety and statutory requirements
Works that will not make a significant contribution to the general environmental enhancement of the area
Legal costs incurred in relation to the CPG projects are considered ineligible.