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Town Centre Minor Improvements Grant

The Town Centre Minor Improvements Grant (TCMG) will provide support for minor improvements which will improve the external front elevation of town centre properties.  

The improvements will be expected to contribute to a positive impact on the street scene, creating a more attractive, vibrant and safer environment, which will increase retail spend and stimulate further private sector investment.

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from town centre traders and owners of vacant properties in the town centre retail areas of Aberdare, Ferndale, Llantrisant, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, Porth, Tonypandy and Treorchy.

Previous applicants are welcome to apply with a new proposal.

What can I apply for?

The TCMG can help to support town centre businesses with smaller-scale decorative improvements to the external façade of their commercial premises such as;

  • Painting the front elevation
  • Repair, repointing and cleaning of stonework or render
  • Repairs to glazing, doors, shopfronts
  • Repairs to existing awnings
  • Repair or reinstatement of rainwater goods
  • Repair or installation of signage (non-illuminated)
  • Powder coating of existing roller shutter doors

Grant Amount

The grant can contribute 75% towards the cost of eligible works up to a maximum grant of £2,000.

If you need to erect scaffold or hire a skip to undertake the work, the grant can make an additional contribution towards these specific costs.  This will also be a maximum of a 75% contribution up to a maximum additional grant of £500.

How to apply?

If you think your project could be eligible, email the Regeneration Team with your name, trading address (including postcode) and details of the proposed work and subject to eligibility. We’ll then send you an application form.