Wakefield district charity shop front revamped in £1.1m scheme to improve town centres
21 November 2023
A revamped shopfront has been revealed at the South Elmsall Prince of Wales Hospice store following a £1.1m investment.
The charity shop received funding from the Shop Improvement Grant Scheme, which was set up to enhance the look of shops and businesses in local high streets and encourage people to shop and visit the town centres.
Nearly £110,000 worth of grants have been allocated so far to business owners in South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Moorthorpe.
In total, £876,000 is being spent on shop improvements and an additional £229,000 has been made available for owners who want to upgrade their existing security measures, under the Shop Security Grant Scheme.
Coun Michael Graham, cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: "Our aim is to deliver quality regeneration projects that will inspire and encourage new investment into our towns and the surrounding areas."
“Our Shop Improvement Grant scheme is one of the ways we are helping them by investing in the appearance and vibrancy of local high street shops."
"We want the district’s town centres to be attractive destinations for residents and visitors alike, to boost our local economies."
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