Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme

Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme

Grant funding is available for businesses and charities in Staveley town centre who want to make improvements to their shop frontage.

The aim of the scheme is to support businesses with premises in Staveley town centre to:

  • Improve the overall street scene by enhancing the quality and attractiveness of businesses  
  • Preserve and enhance the character of the conservation area within Staveley town centre and individual buildings
  • Improve access to buildings
  • Support and sustain the local economy by providing support to existing businesses to improve their own competitiveness

A wide range of improvements are covered by the grants including new signage, window replacements, repairs to brickwork, improving lighting or the addition of new security measures.

Small businesses or charities can receive 80% of the costs of improvements through the grant.

The scheme is funded through the Staveley Town Deal and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council. All applications must be submitted before April 2025.

Below you can download the guidance document for the Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme, which includes details on how much funding can be provided, information of the types of works included, guiding principles for the design process and timescales for the application process. You can also download the application form.

Before applying you are advised to speak with the project team directly who can provide individual advice on your proposals. To contact the team please email:

Shop Front Grant Scheme - Guidance Note For Applicants PDF (PDF 804 KB)
Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme - Application Form PDF (PDF 403 KB)


Last updated on 06 March 2023