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Business grants

Shop Front Improvement Grant

The Shop Front Improvement Grant is available for comprehensive visual improvements to the frontage of a vacant retail property in Chorley.

The property must be in the designated Chorley town centre boundary or within one of the borough's designated local retail centres.

A business (or the property landlord) can apply for up to 75% of the total eligible project net costs up to a maximum of £10,000 grant. 

To apply for this grant, in the first instance please contact our Business Engagement team to discuss your potential application by email to edu@chorley.gov.uk or by calling 01257 515300.

View the Shop Front Improvement Grants guidance notes for more information.

 

Chorley Business Investment for Growth (BIG) Grant

The Chorley BIG grant can be used to support eligible, expanding Chorley businesses making capital expenditure and creating new jobs.

The grant can contribute to the construction of new buildings; the refurbishment or adaptation of existing business premises; site engineering works; signage, hard/soft landscaping and security improvements.

Businesses can apply for 50% of the total eligible project costs, with a maximum grant of up to £10,000. Grants will be based on £5,000 per job created.

To apply for this grant, in the first instance please contact our Business Engagement team to discuss your potential application by email to edu@chorley.gov.uk or by calling 01257 515300.

View the Chorley BIG Grant guidance notes for further information. ​

 

Choose Chorley Relocation Grant

The Choose Chorley Relocation Grant is to help attract inward investors to the borough, create sustainable local employment and strengthen local supply chains. It is aimed at existing businesses (not new starts) permanently relocating to Chorley from outside of the borough, generating at least 5 sustainable jobs within 24 months of establishing their base.

Grants are available up to a maximum of £25,000. The grant is not available retrospectively and retail businesses are not eligible.

To apply for this grant, in the first instance please contact our Business Engagement team to discuss your potential application by email to edu@chorley.gov.uk or by calling 01257 515300.

View the Choose Chorley Relocation Grant guidance notes for further information.

Please note, all our grants are offered on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be offered retrospectively. Businesses are advised to contact our Business Engagement team to discuss any potential applications at the earliest opportunity.
 

All grant schemes are subject to availability and eligibility.

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