The grant, up to £3,000 per business, is part of a government incentive to encourage traders to the area, and give the town a chance to grow into a “vibrant, busy, environment for shoppers and traders.”
To qualify, businesses must have been trading for less than 12 months and be willing to set-up-shop within Ashfield, occupy stalls within the Idewells Indoor Market or outdoor stalls in Sutton, Kirkby or Hucknall.
Councillor Jim Aspinall, portfolio holder for regeneration, community well-being and planning at Ashfield District Council said: “As a result of the funding, vacant shops will be occupied, and the indoor and outdoor market stalls will potentially enjoy a higher occupancy rate.
“This is the support individuals are looking for to help them on the way to building a successful business.”
This is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to start-up in retail (but struggle to find the capital) to be part of a regeneration scheme that will bring a new, and diverse, generation of businesses to the high-street.
NBV has a successful long-standing relationship with Ashfield District Council and is delighted to be part of a scheme bringing parts of the district to life which has, since the economic downturn, seen traders gradually disperse.
Those interested in applying for the grant through NBV will also have access to subsidised business support, and be able to enrol on master classes and workshops to help them improve their business skills.
To find out more information about the grant please contact Caroline Lomas on 01623 463174 or e-mail email@example.com.
For application support email firstname.lastname@example.org or have a chat with your business adviser.