Paisley First: Shop (Business) Front Improvement Grant

Paisley First’s Shop (or business) Front Improvement Grant is now open for applications, so if you are thinking about improving the front of your business now is the time to do it.  We have allocated £20,000 for this improvement project and we have made it as easy as possible for you to apply for your grant, all you have to do is let us know what improvements you plan to carry out, obtain three quotations for the proposed work and we will let you know within 14 days if we can support your improvements.

The maximum grant award will be £1,000 and you will be required to match the amount given ie if your award is £1,000 then your business will be required to contribute £1,000.

The Process

Complete the simple application form which can be downloaded here.

Obtain two quotations for your proposed improvements.

Return your completed application to the Paisley First Office.

The Board of Paisley First  Board will assess and process applications received on a fortnightly basis (deciding on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month)

Grant Availability

Only BID levy payers who are up to date with their levy payments can apply. As funds are limited, grants will be given on a first come, first served basis.

What type of premises are eligible?

All premises within the Paisley First BID area can apply.

What exactly does the Business Improvement Grant fund?

  • Signage
  • Canopies
  • External paintwork
  • New windows or doors

Grant Amount

50% of the total project cost excluding VAT to a maximum grant amount of £1000.

To find out more about our grant please contact the Paisley First Office.

Download your Business Improvement Grant Application here.