Grants to boost the appearance of the town centre of Carluke. The scheme makes grants available to upgrade business premises and covers things such as shopfronts, signage, lighting, replacement shutters and internal shop layout.
The grant will be up to a maximum of £375 or 75% of eligible expenditure for projects up to £500 in value, whichever is the lower, or £1,000 or 50% of eligible expenditure, whichever is the lower for projects with a value between £501 and £2,000. The amount of grant offered will be based on information contained within the application form and fit with the assessment criteria.
The Carluke Property Improvement Grant Scheme aims to boost the appearance of the town centre. The scheme makes grants available to upgrade business premises. It covers things such as shopfronts, signage, lighting, replacement shutters and internal shop layout.
Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.
Retail/property owners in the Carluke town centre may apply.
Grants will be between a maximum of 75% of the costs for projects up to £500 in value and a maximum of 50% for projects up to £2,000 in value.
Eligible Projects and works include:
- New/improved shopfronts
- New/improved signage
- Security including shutters and CCTV
- Plumbing and electrical installation
- Painting and decorating
- Permanent shop fixtures and fittings
- Telecom installation
Businesses should submit application forms at their earliest convenience.
Link to guidelines:
A completed application form should be submitted along with a specification for the eligible works/items and a minimum of two competitive quotes for each element of the works. This should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Carluke BID Ltd., Office 4, 31-35 Hamilton St, Carluke, ML8 4RR.
- Grant claims will be paid retrospectively on completion of the works/project and the submission of the claim evidence.
- The grant paid will be based on the actual costs incurred, so if the total cost reduces, so will the grant.
- Grant claims should be accompanied by copies of suppliers’ invoices and proof of payment [bank or credit card statements] showing that equivalent payments have been made.
- Grant will only be paid into the applicant’s business bank account.