How to apply for a grant

What work is eligible for funding?

For Tyldesley CIC will be undertaking a Shopfront Enhancement Project (as part of the Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone). The aim of the project is to spread the remaining Action Zone grant funding across multiple shops, in order to have a wide impact, rather than full repair/replacement to one or two properties.

  • If you are interested in applying for a grant, some or all of the following works could be funded:
  • Removal of intrusive modern signage fascia,
  • Repairs/replacement of traditional timber fascia and lead waterproofing above,
  • Reinstatement of other lost traditional shopfront features,
  • Traditionally painted shopfront sign (no lighting),
  • Full redecoration scheme,
  • Other external repairs e.g. repointing, awnings, windows, doors, hanging sign etc.

Works which are NOT eligible include:

For Tyldesley will need to design and carry out these works in line with the Tyldesley Town Design Guide (available on our download section). External lighting, new glazing and security measures WILL NOT be eligible for the scheme.

How much will it cost?

The grant scheme can contribute up to 90% of the total project costs. These include costs towards surveys, professional fees, statutory consents and VAT. Based on an initial estimate, we anticipate that the owner’s/tenant’s 10% third party contribution will be between £1,000 - £1,700 for each project (depending on scope of work and quotations received from contractors.)

What are the timescales?

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 29th November. The projects will be carried out in two phases. The first projects must be complete by the end of March 2023 and the remainder by the end of September 2023. Please indicate on your application which phase you would like to do you project.

Who can apply?

  • You can apply if you have a commercial property within the Tyldesley Conservation Area,
  • You have readily available funds for your third party contribution,
  • If you are the tenant, you must get consent from your landlord (tenants must have a full repairing lease which does not expire before the end of March 2024),

If you want to apply, please submit an expression of interest form (available on our download section) by the closing date – 12pm Tuesday 29th November. Please submit it to Kate Mitchell, the Project Manager via email or postal address: 119 Elliott Street, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8FL.

How do I find out more? 

For more information, please contact the HAZ Project Manager, Kate Mitchell by email: who will be happy to contact you to discuss your project/property and give you any help and advice.