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Place Development

Guisborough Commercial Grant Scheme

As part of the government’s Levelling Up Fund, £600,000 has been allocated to be spent on shop front improvements in Guisborough, enhancing the town’s heritage and add to the visitor and cultural offer. As a result, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is rolling out a package of support to property owners/businesses in Guisborough, to improve the look and feel of the area and bring buildings back in line with heritage standards. 

Eligible spend

  • Full stop facades (including windows and doors)

  • External upper floor renovations (including windows)

  • External faҫade decoration

  • Removal of shutters or uplift work if shutters cannot be removed

To make an expression of interest, contact our Place Development & Investment team by emailing placeinvestment@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligible location: Guisborough: Bakehouse Square, Chaloner Street, Chaloner Mews, Market Place, Westgate, Bow Street and Fountain Street

Award available: up to £30k

Funding match: Applicants must contribute between 5-10% of total pre-approved project costs

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

Guidance Document

Zetland Road Heritage Scheme

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is rolling out a package of support to property owners/businesses in Zetland Road, Loftus, to improve the look and feel of the area and bring buildings back in line with heritage standards. This grant scheme is a part of the Loftus Regeneration Masterplan, funded jointly by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund and through Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Indigenous Growth Fund, 

Eligible spend

  • Full stop facades (including windows and doors)

  • External upper floor renovations (including windows)

  • External faҫade decoration

  • Removal of shutters or uplift work if shutters cannot be removed

To make an expression of interest, contact our Place Development & Investment team by emailing placeinvestment@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligible location: Loftus: Zetland Road

Award available: up to £30k

Funding match: Applicants must contribute between 5-10% of total pre-approved project costs

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

Guidance Document

‘Routes to Employment’ grant

The ‘Routes to Employment’ grant is a small amount of funding available to support unemployed residents of the borough or those facing redundancy to start their own business.

The grant is designed to support residents in removing barriers to self-employment. To access the grant, a fully developed business plan including financial documents is required, support can be provided to assist in the development of these documents.

The grant can be used to remove various financial barriers and assist in the purchasing of:

  • Insurance
  • Marketing materials
  • Equipment
  • Training/Qualifications

To find out more information on this grant, please contact:

Business Engagement Team

T: +44 (0)1642 444366

E: business@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Key information

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligibility: Residents of Redcar and Cleveland who or are unemployed or are facing redundancy.

Town Centre Grant Scheme

The Town Centre Grant Scheme is a part of the Town Centre Transformation project and falls within the wider Redcar Town Deal Programme. Funding from Tees Valley Combined Authority’s IGF High Street Support Fund and Welcome To Fund has been made available to support businesses, enabling them to become part of the Town Centre Transformation process. The scheme is designed to create a more vibrant and viable town centre area in pursuit of further private sector investment, leading to an improved perception of the town, increased footfall, dwell-time and spend. 

Above Shops

Through the Above Shops Scheme, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are offering grants to businesses to bring the upper floors of our town centre back into use for commercial or residential purposes.

Eligible spend (not exhaustive)

  • New windows
  • Internal fit-out (inc. electrical and joinery)
  • Security (alarms, CCTV, shutters, locking systems)
    *This does not include conversion to visitor accommodation

To make an expression of interest, please visit the dedicated Redcar Town Deal page here

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligible location: View map

Award available: up to £10,000

Funding match: 50/50 – Total Council funding towards your project must not be greater than £10,000 or 50% of the total pre-agreed project costs.

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

Better Businesses

Through the Better Businesses Scheme, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are offering grants to businesses to support alterations and improvements to existing properties. 

Eligible spend (not exhaustive)

  • New windows and doors
  • New shop frontage
  • New/replacement external signage
  • Internal fit-out (including electrical and joinery)
  • Security (alarms, CCTV, shutters, locking systems)

To make an expression of interest, please visit the dedicated Redcar Town Deal page here

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? No

Eligible location: View map

Award available: up to £5,000

Funding match: 50/50 – Total Council funding towards your project must not be greater than £5,000 or 50% of the total pre-agreed project costs.  

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

Bring Your Business To

Through the Bring Your Business To Scheme, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are offering grants to businesses looking to setup within the town centre to support the fit-out of your new premises.

Eligible spend (not exhaustive)

  • New windows and doors
  • New shop frontage
  • New / replacement external signage
  • Internal fit-out (inc. electrical and joinery)
  • Security (alarms, CCTV, shutters, locking systems)

To make an expression of interest, please visit the dedicated Redcar Town Deal page here

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligible location: View map

Award available: up to £15,000

Funding match: 50/50 – Total Council funding towards your project must not be greater than £15,000 or 50% of the total pre-agreed project costs.  

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

Welcome To

Through the Welcome To Scheme, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are offering grants to businesses to create new accommodation to support the visitor economy.

Eligible spend (not exhaustive)

  • Setting up as an accommodation provider
  • New windows and doors
  • New shop frontage
  • New / replacement external signage
  • Internal fit-out (inc. electrical and joinery)
  • Extension to create new bedrooms
  • Security (alarms, CCTV, shutters, locking systems)

To make an expression of interest, please visit the dedicated Redcar Town Deal page here

Key information

Available: Now

Can I apply if my business is not trading yet? Yes

Eligible location: View map

Award available: up to £5,000 per additional bed space, is limited to two bed spaces per room and accommodation must support the visitor and tourist economy (Airbnb or equivalent are excluded). 

Funding match: 60/40 – Total Council funding towards your project must not be greater than £30,000 or 60% of the total pre-agreed project costs.

Award type: Reimbursement grant – agreed projects must be completed and paid in full before receipt of a grant award, pending approval.

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