Business grants for market traders launched as new Heart of Goldthorpe square nears completion

As part of our investment in local towns and villages and the creation of the Heart of Goldthorpe square, we’re offering an exciting opportunity to support businesses in Goldthorpe.

Market traders can now sign up for a stall in Goldthorpe’s new town square and will be able to apply for a business grant of £2,000.

The grant, funded by our Principal Towns budget, is available to new and existing businesses that do not currently operate within Goldthorpe.

New and existing businesses can apply online for the grant, for which they will be required to meet the following terms, including:

  • They do not already trade in Goldthorpe.
  • Traders who are new to trading will be required to join the NMTF, the cost of which can be reclaimed via any grant award.
  • Businesses will be required to sign a licence agreement and agree to a rent incentive package detailed on the application form.

Goldthorpe Market is due to open in October, subject to the works being completed on schedule by the end of the month, and will take place every Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

Work is nearing completion on the Heart of Goldthorpe, a key part of the wider transformation of Goldthorpe, which has been funded by the UK Government’s Towns Fund investment.

The square’s design was shaped with views from residents and businesses through a series of face-to-face consultations on the site and in the library and an online survey.

Cllr Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Exciting plans are underway for the new Heart of Goldthorpe Square.

“Goldthorpe Market will be an ideal place for everyone to shop, socialise and relax.

“Whether you are a small business looking for somewhere to showcase your products or an established trader looking to increase your profile and attract new customers, we’d be pleased to hear from you.

“I look forward to welcoming our new traders and shoppers to the Heart of Goldthorpe, which will help shape a bright new future for Goldthorpe through the market and public events.”

To find out more about becoming a trader on Goldthorpe Market and applying for the start-up grant, email or call 07768 186637 or apply online.

Towns Fund investment in Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and Bolton upon Dearne supports Barnsley Council’s investment work in Principal Towns and Local Centres, which is helping local high streets thrive across the borough.

We’ve already invested £5 million into our six Principal Towns and ten Local Centres to help them thrive, with another £30 million planned over the next five years.

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