Over the last five years Oldham Council has awarded more than £146,000 to support 50 businesses thanks to our Shaw, Lees and A62 (Failsworth corridor) Business Improvement Grant schemes, and there is still funding left for more new start-ups and existing independent businesses. The grants can be used to improve the exterior or for an internal fit out where the business can demonstrate business growth and/or job creation. Grants are for 50 per cent of the capital costs, up to a current maximum of £8,000.
Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “It’s only right we support hard-working independent traders where we can and help them to set up or grow. That’s why we invested £1.3million to help independent businesses in Oldham’s Independent Quarter and Shaw, Lees and Failsworth district centres.
“If you’re thinking of sprucing up the exterior of your building or setting up shop in one of these three areas, then this funding could really help you. But don’t delay in getting in touch. We only have limited funding and once it’s gone that is it.”
The deadline for applications is November 1 and all grants will be allocated by December 31.
Any independent traders from Shaw, Lees or Failsworth (A62 corridor) who want more information should contact Liz Kershaw, Principal Regeneration Officer, on 0161 770 4168 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively download an application form and find other useful information from www.oldham.gov.uk/business
We invested £1.3million to help independent businesses in Oldham’s Independent Quarter and Shaw, Lees and Failsworth district centres Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader