Revealed: The grants given to each Coalisland store for shop-front facelifts16, November 2011 | By: brendan64 | 2 Comments »
The amounts of money each business in Coalisland has received from Dungannon Council to carry out shop-front facelifts has been revealed.
Councillors shelled out almost £50,000 in grants to 18 Coalisland businesses as part of their Shop Front Enhancement Programme.
The scheme gave grants to stores in the town wishing to carry out shop-front improvements.
Among the businesses to benefit, O’Neill’s Bar in the town received the maximum grant of £4,000 to carry out an elaborate medieval makeover.
O’Neill’s Pharmacy and LMG Tiles also each received £4,000 grants for their shop-front facelifts.
CRAIC Theatre, Café Fresh, Tyrone Trims and the Mill Court were also among the businesses to obtain thousands of pounds in grant funding.
The project was funded through the Department for Social Development’s Neighbourhood Renewal Scheme. Grants were capped at 50% of eligible works, up to a maximum of £4,000.
Dungannon Council say the investment programme was a success, claiming the scheme has brought £106,000 of private-sector investment to the town.
According to a council evaluation of the scheme, the overall physical appearance of the townscape has been improved.
Businesses have also reported enhanced accessibility, footfall and sales as a result of the programme.
Mayor Kenneth Reid said: “We are delighted with the overall success of the programme.
“The funding offered an incentive to shop owners to invest in their own properties and by doing so improve and enhance the overall attractiveness of the streetscape.”
|O’Neill’s Public Bar (26 The Square Coalisland)||£4,000|
|O’Neill’s Pharmacy (22-26 Main Street, Coalisland)||£4,000|
|LMG Tiles (10 Lineside Coalisland)||£4,000|
|Pizza Shop (1 Barrack Street, Coalisland)||£3,975|
|Fringes (39 Dungannon Road, Coalisland)||£3,940|
|Magoos Amusements (14 Main Street, Coalisland)||£3,850|
|CRAIC Theatre (63-70 CoalislandEnterpriseCentre)||£3,185|
|No.5 (5 Lineside, Coalisland)||£2,900|
|The Pine Box (44 The Square, Coalisland)||£2,865|
|Pizza Base (44a The Square, Coalisland)||£2,865|
|Hair Design (23 Barrack Street, Coalisland)||£2,775|
|Tyrone Trims (21 Barrack Street, Coalisland)||£2,090|
|The Perfect Gift (40 Dungannon Road, Coalisland)||£1,230|
|Mill Court Restaurant(40 Main Street, Coalisland)||£1,125|
|Vacant Property (41aDungannon Road, Coalisland)||£1,140|
|Eden Blooms (2 Main Street, Coalisland)||£350|
|Pressed For Time (4 Main Street, Coalisland)||£350|
What do you think of the results of the scheme? Has the appearance of the town been improved, or was this a waste of money? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below