07 September
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Shop front improvement grants are available for various businesses across the whole of West Lothian and can help towards covering the costs of external frontage improvements such as painting or new signage.

The West Lothian Council-funded initiative offers local businesses the opportunity to apply for one-off grants of up to £750, subject to applications meeting the criteria. Business are being encouraged to apply soon so they can take advantage of the financial support available to enhance their properties.

Whilst the scheme aims to supporting businesses in West Lothian traditional town centres such as Bathgate, Linlithgow, Armadale, Whitburn and Broxburn/Uphall, applications are accepted from any West Lothian-based trader.

Cathy Muldoon, Executive councillor for development and transport said: "Our Shop Front Improvement Grants scheme is a fantastic chance for business to get support from the Council to help change the visual appearance of their shops and premises.
"Simple changes such as new signage and fresh paint can make a real difference to the look and feel of a business and our town centres as a whole, providing a real boost for trade.  

"Businesses should get their applications in as early as possible as funding is limited and grants are issued on a first-come, first-served basis."

For information on how to apply, please visit Shop Front Improvement Grants