• Applications now open for Fingal Main Street Shopfronts and Residences improvement grants

    Applications are now open for the Shopfront and Main Street Residences Painting and Improvement Grant Scheme where main street property owners can apply for grant funding of up to 50% of eligible costs and a maximum of €1,500 to replace and renovate shop fronts in Fingal town centres.

    In partnership with the Dublin Fingal Chamber of Commerce, the Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and Malahide Chamber of Commerce, Fingal County Council have developed the Shopfront and Main Street Residences Painting and Improvement Grant Scheme for Fingal.

    The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. David Healy said: “This initiative again exemplifies the Council’s commitment to the business community in Fingal during this difficult period. As we continue to deal with Covid-19 it is imperative that the main streets of Fingal are invested in to keep a positive public sphere and to ensure that businesses can recover from the impact of Covid-19.”

    Owners, proprietors, lease holders or tenants (with the permission of the owner) of buildings located along the main street and streets leading directly off the Main Streets of towns and villages in Fingal may apply for grant assistance.

    Any works relating to the relocation of security measures will be 50% of the approved cost to a maximum amount of €3,000.

    Application forms can be found at https://bit.ly/2RWWIyZ and be submitted by email to econdev@fingal.ie or in writing/in person to Local Development Section, Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development Department, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2 on or before 4 p.m. Friday 30th October 2020.

    The scheme seeks to improve the streetscape and public realm of main streets in towns and villages throughout Fingal as an aid to economic recovery post Covid-19 by supporting owners of properties in the centres of towns and villages to carry out improvement works.

    AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council said: “The Main Streets of our towns are the social and economic heartbeat of our communities that have suffered so much during Covid-19. It is imperative then that we continue to invest in these areas. This scheme aims to improve and enhance the properties and general streetscape through painting and improvements to existing frontages along the Main Streets and the cores of towns and villages in Fingal.”

    To successfully apply for this scheme any planned works must be scheduled for completion by Friday 11th December 2020.