Empty Shop Signage Grant Scheme 2023-2025

Bath street at the top of Ilkeston Town Centre

Opening a new business in an empty shop in Ilkeston or Long Eaton town centre? Why not apply for Erewash Borough Council’s new grant scheme? Our Empty Shop Signage Grant Scheme has been created to help new businesses to purchase signage if they are opening in a formerly empty shop in one of our town centres. Up to £2,000 is available for each eligible applicant to have a shop sign designed, made, and installed to give a boost to new businesses and brighten up the high streets. Applications should be made prior to opening.

You can find details of the scheme and a registration form below, please read the Applicant’s Guide and Terms & Conditions carefully before registering.
Applicant's Guide (this link takes you to another page)
Terms & Conditions (this link takes you to another page)
Registration Form (this is a 80KB Word document)

If you have any questions, please contact the Economic Development team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The scheme is being operated by Erewash Borough Council and is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Other Business Support

Support for new and existing businesses in Erewash is also provided by Erewash Partnership Ltd. Existing businesses and start-ups could additionally benefit from financial assistance and mentoring offered by the D2N2 Growth Hub.