Torfaen Council now seeking Expressions of Interest for new Grants Programme.

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Businesses in Pontypool, Blaenavon and Cwmbran town centres can register their interest for funding to help regenerate vacant and under used building space. 

Funded by the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Programme, and administered by the Council, the soon to be available ‘Torfaen Town Centre Placemaking Fund’will support improvements of vacant or underutilised business or residential buildings. 

Grant of up to £250K could be available, subject to eligibility, under the Placemaking Fund. New and existing businesses within the town centres interested in applying for the funding need to submit an Expression of Interest form by 14 July. All work must be completed by March 31 2022. 

Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration, said: “Last year a number of businesses took advantage of this grant which helped them to and recover from the impact of Covid, and grow as a business. 

“Some businesses expanded, others used it to make sure they could remain Covid compliant, and others simply used the money to expand their current trading space. Some properties also added residential space."  

“I encourage existing and new businesses to apply for the funding because you never know what great opportunities it could hold.” 

Find out more

To download an Expression of Interest click here 

To request further information, email ryland.llewellyn@torfaen.gov.uk referencing “TCBC PMF EOI” or phone 07773 812559

Posted on: Wednesday 30th June 2021