Shopfronts Set for Makeover


Categories: Constituency, Local Business, Stirling Council

Go Forth Stirling Continues to Support City Centre

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has welcomed an announcement from Go Forth Stirling, the local business improvement district, on new renovation funding aimed at shopfronts.

£50,000 in funding, split into 10 grants of £5,000 each will be available to levy-paying business owners with plans to spruce up their store entrances – all part of wider efforts to enhance Stirling’s overall appearance.

The funding was secured by the BID from Stirling Council’s Place Based Investment Programme, from a total of £150,000 set aside for third-party grants – chiefly aimed at supporting place policy ambitions including town centre revitalisation, community led regeneration, 20 minute neighbourhoods and community wealth building.

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Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘The good work of the team at Go Forth Stirling continues to develop our city centre into a more attractive place for commerce and business. Supporting local businesses remains a core objective of Stirling Council, and I’m pleased to see bold and ambitious partnerships working to breathe new life into shopfronts.

‘Consumer habits are changing, and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic we have to think creatively and intelligently on what can keep high streets attractive and pleasant to visit. I’m fully behind efforts here in Stirling on building community wealth, and investing in our city centre. I’d urge businesses to get involved, and get renovating!’