Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2020

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Dublin City Council South Central Area office is now inviting applications under the Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2020. The scheme, which piloted on Thomas Street in 2015, has grown in subsequent years to support projects in areas such as Kilmainham, Inchicore and Rialto. As a result, the scheme this year is applicable to business premises in South West Inner City running from Patrick Street-Clanbrassil Street in the east to Inchicore village in the west.

The scheme offers grant assistance to commercial premises to assist with refurbishing or renewing their shopfronts. It also supports certain upper floor works within the Thomas Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area.

Applications are now invited and the closing date for applicants is strictly 30th April 2020. Awards are made subject to available funds.

Qualifying works include:

  • Painting and redecorating an existing shopfront
  • Repair, decluttering, greening and general enhancement of shop and building fronts
  • Certain works to the upper floors of buildings such as sash or timber window repair, rainwater goods repair
  • Removal of high-level signage and redundant signage
  • Installation of new shopfronts or material changes to existing frontages (subject to planning permission)

Details of the Scheme and Application Form are included below. Further details on the scheme are available from or telephone (01) 222 5180 or 083 1949009.