Town Centre Premises Improvement Grants

What is the grant for?

Grants are available to improve the shop fronts of businesses in Pendle’s main towns of:

  • Barnoldswick
  • Barrowford
  • Brierfield
  • Colne
  • Earby

There is no funding for premises grants in Nelson. There is funding available for companies in Nelson through the Nelson Town Deal grants.

Businesses must be in the designated town centre boundaries. If you are not sure if you are within the relevant town centre boundary, please contact

How much grant can I get?

Grants 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?

The grants are for improvements to the frontage of properties (like new widows, frames and doors).

What can I not spend the money on?

The grants cannot be spent on the day-to-day running of a business or repairs which you are responsible for as a tenant or landlord. The roof and the rear of properties is not covered.

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

  • For Barnoldswick, Colne and Earby 01282 661963
  • For Barrowford and Brierfield 01282 661973


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