Town Centre Business Grants Continue to Support Local Businesses

A new food outlet in Dover is the latest business to be awarded a grant under Dover District Council’s Town Centre Business Grants Scheme. 

Peckish Rotisserie Chicken on Worthington Street, Dover, has been awarded a £10,000 grant to help them open on the previously empty site, and they are set to fully open on Saturday, (6 November). 

DDC’s Town Centre Business Grants are helping to revive high streets across the district, providing financial support to help local businesses bring empty commercial properties back into use.  

The scheme offers grants of up to £10,000 to bring commercial properties back into use, or up to £1,000 for shopfront refurbishments. We have also launched a £10K grant scheme for green energy improvements across the district. 

To date, DDC has provided over £230,000 in funding under the scheme, with 53 grants to support town centre businesses in Dover, Deal and Sandwich.  

Owner Neil Maynard said: “"We’re delighted to receive this grant from DDC, which has enabled us to invest in Dover town centre and offer career development opportunities to local people. As with all of our stores, we look to employ locally and this grant goes a long way to helping us with that aim.” 

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re very pleased to see another town centre building brought back into use, and to see another local business opening. This is another example of how our business grant scheme can help to support local business and continue to regenerate our town centres.” 

For more information on Town Centre Business Grants, including other successful applicants, please see the business grants pages on the DDC website.

Posted on 03 November 2021

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