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Council Launches 4 New Business Support Grants

As part of its ongoing committing to supporting local businesses and our town centres, the Council has launched 4 new grant programmes utilising both the U.K. Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Placemaking Grant.

The new grant programmes are:

Business Growth Grant (BGG)

This grant is aimed at supporting sustainable local businesses to set up, grow or diversify, and to allow them to contribute to creating a more vibrant and stronger local economy.

More info here.

Town Centre Maintenance Grant (TCMG)

This is an extension of the previous schemes, which were successfully introduced as part of a commitment of the administration during the last Council term.  The grant has been extended through the funding secured and provides support for minor improvements and maintenance works, which will improve the external front elevation of town centre properties. 

More info here.

Commercial Improvement Grant (CIG)

This grant supports larger scale improvements (primarily external) to commercial building with energy efficiency being intrinsic to design.

More info here.

Large Scale Property Improvements Grant (LSPIG)

This grant is to target buildings with vacant floor space in key town centres across the County Borough..

More info here.

Councillor Mark Norris, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member Development and Prosperity, said: “I am pleased to confirm that the Council has now launched four new grant schemes thanks to funding that has been secured through both the Shared Prosperity Fund from the U.K. Government, and also the Transforming Towns Placemaking Grant from the Welsh Government.

“Utilising this funding for these purposes reaffirms the Council’s continued commitment to supporting businesses, developing the local economy, regenerating town centres and encouraging private sector investment in the economy.

“We have already seen a number of strategic projects delivered in our town centres over recent years, and it is intended that these grant support schemes can build on those foundations and encourage further enterprise and development.”

Posted on 23/05/2023