The Traditional Shopfront Improvement Scheme is an important part of Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (TH) for Academy Street, Inverness. The grant investment aims to help make Academy Street a more attractive place to live, work, and visit through improving the appearance of shop fronts in the area by restoring them to their original design and by creating new sympathetic shopfronts and signage where no evidence of the original design exists.
The TH project is able to offer grant funding for up to 70% of eligible works towards shopfront improvements. Owners and tenants of all traditional shopfronts within Academy Street are eligible to apply for grant funding. The maximum grant awarded will be determined by the priority category assigned to the property and the nature of the works.
Grant funding will not be available for inappropriate alterations such as: fitting a standard ‘off the shelf’ shop front system; installing solid roller shutters; conjectural restoration; or any works using non-traditional low quality or artificial materials like uPVC, plastic or aluminium.
A more comprehensive Shop Front Design Guide has been produced by The Highland Council and is available to applicants for information.
If you have any questions or would like to apply for funding to improve your shopfront, please contact the Townscape Heritage Project Team on: