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'Repurposing our High Streets'

We want Crewe town centre to thrive and to see its empty shops filled once more with new and exciting businesses and organisations that will boost footfall, create new jobs, strengthen the mix of businesses in the town centre, and improve the overall look of the surrounding area.

That’s why we’re pleased to offer a new grant scheme aimed at achieving exactly that.

Our ‘Repurposing Our High Streets’ scheme is receiving funding from Crewe’s allocation of up to £22.9m from the government’s Towns Fund, which will support the town’s ongoing regeneration and deliver real and lasting benefits to its communities. 

We’re offering grants for businesses that take on empty commercial premises in the town centre to help them with the costs of fitting them out and buying essential equipment.

Tailored business support is also available, as well as funding to make shop windows more attractive to potential tenants.

More about the project

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If you’re an agent or landlord with vacant premises in Crewe town centre and have potential occupiers on your books, get in touch to find out whether they could qualify for a grant to help them get up and running in the property.

You can also speak to us about funding available to improve the look of empty properties. This might involve installing vinyls or decorating windows or hoardings.

If you’re a landlord with a property you think might qualify for support with this, contact our project team.

Business, community enterprise or charities

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Are you a business looking to open up your first shop, expand, or find a new base, or a community enterprise or charity wanting the benefit of a spot in the heart of the town centre?

Find out if you are eligible to access up to £30,000 of grant funding to help towards the initial costs of taking on an empty premises in Crewe town centre and getting yourself open for business.

Contact our project team for an initial discussion.

Case studies

Why not find out what others have had to say about how they've benefited from a grant by reading our case studies: