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New business support grants to help Burnham-on-Sea town centre

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is calling on independent retail/ service providers and landlords of vacant premises in Burnham town centre to apply for a new grant of up to £1000.

The grants are being offered to encourage new and existing retail/ service businesses and landlords to make permanent visual improvements to their shop fronts, including vacant premises. There is no requirement for the applicant to provide match funding, but applicants are encouraged to provide funding where they can.

The town council has received £30k from Sedgemoor District Council’s Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership to offer the grants in connection with the Burnham Evolution Plan. The grant will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria in eligible areas of Burnham-on-Sea town centre (including adjacent feeder streets).

  • High Street
  • Victoria Street
  • College Street
  • Regent Street
  • Cross Street
  • Adam Street
  • Pier Street
  • Abingdon Street
  • Esplanade

Improvements to external decorations will be considered according to the policies laid down in the Neighbourhood Plan, which is available from the town council website.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Mike Facey, said, “Burnham’s independent traders are the lifeblood of our town and we are grateful to the Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership and Sedgemoor District Council for giving us this opportunity to support our shops and brighten up our high street.”

For more information and an application form, send an email marked ‘business support grants’ to: info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk.

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