Premises Improvement Grants

How much grant can I get?

Grant assistance of up to 50% of the eligible costs, up to a maximum of £3,000. In the West Craven area, there is a maximum of £1,500.

Who can apply?

Eligible buildings which are:

  • occupied by commercial users and are located within Pendle and within town centre boundaries
  • redundant commercial properties located within and immediately adjacent to the town centre planning boundaries


All applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • improve the town's streetscape by enhancing the appearance of the property
  • assist in the occupation of shops that have been empty for some time
  • lead to the introduction of businesses that extend the range of choice of goods and services
  • resolve a problem affecting the future of the property or its potential
  • create additional jobs, other than construction jobs

What can I spend the money on?

These grants are made to help with capital expenditure on eligible buildings. Capital expenditure means expenditure which:

  • enhances the property significantly 
  • extends its life 
  • adds value to the property

What can I NOT spend the money on?

The grants are not revenue grants and cannot be spent on things which are generally to do with the day-to-day running of a business.

If you think you might be eligible, or you want to discuss your project, email or telephone: