Grants from £2,500 to £25,000 to renovate or repurpose a vacant space in Belfast city centre.
Belfast City Council's Vacant to Vibrant Capital Grant Scheme has allocated £1m and aims to bring vacant Belfast city centre spaces back into use and support the city centre’s revitalisation.
Grants from £2,500 to £25,000 are available and it is anticipated that the following capital costs will be covered:
smaller financial support to pop-up shops
larger grants to encourage uptake of vacant units for a minimum of two years
external capital works to façade to improve look and feel of the high street
internal capital works to make a vacant property fit for purpose and support long-term occupation
diversification of property’s unoccupied space to help existing businesses survive
Grants of up to £2,500 are available for pop-up ground floor use (minimum four months), up to £15,000 for active floor usage up to 150m², and up to £25,000 for active floor usage over 151m².
The scheme is open until July 2024, or until funding has been exhausted. Applications will be awarded funding on a first-come, first-served basis.
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