Leigh Park Vacant Shop Scheme

We are working with businesses and organisations to transform empty shops in the Greywell Shopping Centre and Park Road in Leigh Park, to create long-term solutions and encourage a wider offer to the community of Leigh Park.

Eligible projects could receive a grant ranging from £1,000 to £50,000, depending on the size of the property, to spend on capital works to bring empty shop units back into use. 

The proposed projects are required to be in the Leigh Park Vacant Shop Scheme Zone and can be from either start-up businesses or expanding businesses.

We want to encourage new uses and create a vibrant and animated atmosphere, including a wider mix of shops and facilities in the centre of our communities.

We have £170,000 of funding allocated to the Leigh Park Vacant Shop Scheme and are making an open call to businesses and organisations looking to secure funding for their customer facing businesses to assist with fitout costs. 

Proposals from retail, food and beverage, leisure, hospitality, arts and culture as well as professional services including health providers are being encouraged.

Application process

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up to midnight on 30 September 2024. 

Expressions of interest will be evaluated to determine eligibility and the greatest potential to contribute to the future regrowth of Leigh Park Town Centre.

These successful projects will then be asked to complete and submit a full application and demonstrate the long-term commercial viability of their project.