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Ambition for Town Centres

Town Centre Ambition is South Ayrshire Council’s new retail support programme which has been developed to provide flexible, financial support to assist local town centre retailers at all stages to achieve their ambition to grow.

Whether taking your first steps in the retail sector or developing your business, we have support services available to get you to the next stage.
Our ambition* is to increase footfall within our town centres and increase the sale of goods and services out with the Ayrshire area.
Our ambition* is to increase vibrancy and vitality to local town centre’s within South Ayrshire
Our ambition* is to support growth and create employment

T-Centre1 Shop Front Improvements

This grant can be used to improve the appearance of the ground floor frontages of commercial premises both occupied and vacant. Grants can be awarded from individual applications from retailers. A maximum grant of £500 can be awarded at 80% intervention.

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T-centre2Retail Business Development Grant

This grant can be used to support Town Centre retailers which can create significant sustainable economic impact within South Ayrshire. The grant can be used for projects that will demonstrate increase in footfall to the local area, sales outwith Ayrshire and the generation of additional employment opportunities. A maximum grant of £2,000 can be awarded at 50% intervention.

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Town Centre Collective Grant

This grant can be used to support the development of co-operative groups which can create enhanced economic impact through collective working within the retail sector. Projects must demonstrate through collaboration, how the group will access new customers and markets, add vibrancy to the area, increase their reach and grow revenues. A maximum grant of £10,000 can be awarded with 50% intervention.

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Useful Links

South Ayrshire Non Domestic Rates (Business Rates)
South Ayrshire Rates Reliefs
Small Business Property Guides