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Castlebar Municipal District

Shopfront Grant Scheme 2024

The 2024 Shopfront Grant scheme is an initiative focused on improving the overall visual appearance of Shopfronts in Castlebar Municipal District, this scheme offers an incentive to premises owners and those in control of premises to enhance their properties, prioritising the following works:

  • Shopfront improvement incl. repair, renovation, minor upgrading, and painting.
  • Shopfront signage.
  • Repair of existing masonry and render, painting, general decoration and making good.
  • Removal of existing fixtures and fittings i.e. redundant and unnecessary electrical equipment, wiring, signs and advertising signs, brackets, etc.
  • Repair / replacement of gutters and downpipes and general roof repairs.
  • Repair / replacement of existing windows.

The grant scheme will not be extended to include:                                                                                       

  • Internal works to the shop or premises.
  • Electrical or Mechanical works.
  • New Shopfront installations.
  • Illuminated signage.
  • Signage additional to that located on the shopfront.


The owners or tenants (with the written permission of the owner) of retail premises located in specified areas of Castlebar Municipal District, may apply for grant assistance under the Shopfront Grant Scheme.Priority will be given to smaller independent businesses within the town/village centres.

Grant Funding:

Grant assistance of up to 50% of the cost of the approved works excluding VAT to a maximum of €1,000 is available to successful applicants.  Applications for funding will be assessed by an Adjudication Panel appointed by the Council, whose decision shall be final.

Full details and application form are available below.

The closing date for the receipt of application forms is 4p.m. on 20th June 2024

Please contact the Castlebar Municipal District at 094 9064000 or contact by email to for further information.

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