Shop front grants up to €8,500 available in South County Dublin

Local businesses in South County Dublin can apply for a grant to improve the appearance of their shop front



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15 February 2016 | 0

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South Dublin County Council has launched the shop front grant scheme for 2016,  in a move to improve the appearance of independently owned shops fronting public streets.

Grants up to a maximum of €8,500 are available (50% of the overall cost of works) to retailers who want to  are paint their shop, replace signage or even replace their entire shopfront. On top of this, €1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Best Designed Shop Front title under the scheme.

Interested retailers should read the council’s terms and conditions and design guide before applying as it may answer any queries applicants may have.

Applications can be made by clicking here, with all supporting documentation to be forwarded to Alternatively, if  retailers wish to apply in hardcopy, contact the County Promotion Unit at 01 4149361 for an application form and design guide.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 March, 2016.

2015 winner

Tallaght Traditional Barber Shop on Main Street,Tallaght received €1,000 from South Dublin County Council last year after winning the Best Designed Shop Front award. This was in addition to the grant the barber’s shop received to part-fund the installation of an improved shop front design.

Under the 2015 Shop Front Grant Scheme, John O’Loughlin, owner of Tallaght Traditional Barber Shop arranged for the existing fascia sign and external roller shutters to be removed. A new shop front and window graphics were designed by Sean Sheehan from and Jamie O’Meara from O’Meara Aspect Design installed the new timber shop front complete with raised lettering and new lighting.




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