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Town council offers business support grants to help Burnham town centre

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council has opened its second round of grant applications available to independent retail/ service providers and landlords of vacant premises in Burnham-on-Sea retail centre to apply for a grant of up to £1,000.

Seafoods in Burnham-on-Sea High Street

The grants are being offered to encourage new and existing retail/ service businesses and landlords to make permanent visual improvements to their shop fronts, including vacant premises. There is no requirement for the applicant to provide match funding, but applicants are encouraged to provide funding where they can.

Chintz Tea Room in College Street, Burnham-on-Sea

The town council has received £30k from Sedgemoor District Council’s Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership to offer the grants in connection with the Burnham Evolution Plan this is the second round of grants. The grant will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria in eligible areas of Burnham-on-Sea town centre (including adjacent feeder streets).

High Street
Victoria Street
College Street
Regent Street
Cross Street
Adam Street
Pier Street
Abingdon Street
Esplanade

From the first round of applications, a further five shops have now seen works completed in Burnham-on-Sea, which include Chintz Tea Room, Anthony James, Seafoods, Material Needs and Kemp Hall. These join a growing list that have benefited from the scheme, including Julia’s Flowers, Macbeth Funeral Services, Cafe Aroma, Secret World Wildlife Rescue and The Laptop Shop, as well as Prim N Proper & Prim N Pamper.

Antony James Jewellers in Burnham-on-Sea High Street

A spokesman from Kemp Hall said the improvements made to the building have made a ‘massive difference’. They added: “We repainted the shop front and installed two doors, one for a staff entrance and another to replace our reception door. Now, customers can see a friendly face through the window pane and both doors are beautiful – it’s made a huge difference.”

Kemp Hall in Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea

Improvements to external decorations will be considered according to the policies laid down in the Neighbourhood plan. Previous successful applicants will not be eligible to apply for a second grant.

Applications must be submitted to the town council offices by 14th February 2022

To fill in an application form, visit Burnham-on-Sea Shop Front Grant – Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge

 

Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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