Town Spirit

About the scheme

Our shop front scheme offers grants to improve the look of independent businesses to make them stand out as gems in our high streets. Improvements could include signage, shutters, windows, doors and canopies.

With a 20% contribution towards the overall cost from the business, we’ll invest up to £4,000 for new signage, shutters, windows, doors and canopies.

Businesses in these areas are eligible for the scheme:

  • Athersley
  • Bolton upon Dearne
  • Cudworth
  • Darfield
  • Darton
  • Dodworth
  • Goldthorpe
  • Grimethorpe
  • Hoyland
  • Hoyland Common
  • Lundwood
  • Mapplewell
  • Penistone
  • Royston
  • Stairfoot
  • Thurnscoe
  • Wombwell

To apply, fill in our application form and email it to us.

For more information, or if you have a query, get in touch by email.

Security grants for Hoyland and Thurnscoe

As part of the shop front scheme, businesses in Hoyland and Thurnscoe will be eligible for grants towards the cost of in-door cameras, increased outdoor lighting, improved locks or smart water solutions.

For more information, email us.

New business start-up grants for Goldthorpe

Grants of up to £5,000 are being offered to new businesses opening on Goldthorpe High Street, helping people achieve their potential through entrepreneurial spirit and trade to a broader audience with an online presence. 

The funding is available for new businesses that haven't previously traded, and applicants must not directly compete with a business that's already present on the high street. This helps to make sure that there's a better variety of shops and services in the area.

The new business must be in the Goldthorpe High Street area and must be willing to work with our Launchpad programme to develop a business plan.


For more details or to apply, email us.

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