Retail and commercial property owners are being invited to apply for a new grant designed to help re-energise Wrexham city centre.
Wrexham Council will use £157k of Transforming Towns funding to offer grants of up to £30k to enhance building frontages and bring vacant commercial floor space back into use.
Transforming Towns is a Welsh Government initiative designed to help regenerate town centres, ensuring they continue to play a key role in local economies and communities.
Councillor Nigel Williams, Lead Member for Economy, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Wrexham, and these grants will help revitalise and enhance city centre properties.
“I would encourage eligible owners and leaseholders to apply for this funding, and help breathe new life into their premises.
“Wrexham is Wales’ newest city, and it’s important we have a vibrant and exciting city centre.”
Who can apply?
Grants are available to retail and commercial property owners with premises in the city centre.
Applications are also welcome from leaseholders with seven years or more remaining on their tenancy and written consent from their landlord to carry out the proposed improvements.
What can the funding be used for?
These money can be used to help fund external works to building frontages, including:
- Improved display windows
- Signage improvements
- Windows and doors
- Roofs and chimneys
- Rendering and structural works
Internal works – and improvements to energy efficiency (e.g. enhanced insulation) – may also be eligible alongside a comprehensive package of external improvements.
Works must be complete by February 28, 2024
You can find more information, including how to apply, on Wrexham Council’s website. Transforming Towns Property Development Grant | Wrexham County Borough Council
Lee Waters, Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change, said: “Through our Transforming Towns programme, we’re providing £157,000 to further support the economic and social recovery of our town and city centres across Wales.
“Our Town Centre First policy, embedded in Wales’ national development plan Future Wales, means that town and city centre sites should be the first consideration for all decisions on the location of workplaces and services.”