Revealed: The grants given to each Coalisland store for shop-front facelifts

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.

>Scroll down for the exact grants each Coalisland shop received

>Survey: What do you think of the shop makeovers? Have your say

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.”


Grants received by each business in Coalisland from Dungannon Council in the Shop Front Enhancement Programme:

Property Address Grant
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
Café Fresh £2,675
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
TOTAL £47,315

>Survey: What do you think of the shop makeovers? Have your say

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


Comments:

  • Fff

    hi i am from mars and i have just read the lovely explaination of grants 50% to coalisland i think it is fantastic that over 47315 x 2 of work was done to the town i.e 50% from the local business…….sorry i just woke up there 50 % more like 100% come on council that money would have been better spent for something that the people of coalisland benefit from as a whole, that the wages of 2/3 child minderss street lighting on the line , a patrol car on each of the weekend nights i dont begrudge local business bgetting some money but prioirties should be set I did not read one local group craic expected that recived any cash…..

  • Guest

    Wonder what improvements they’ve done because I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference. The vacant property on 41a Dungannon Rd getting £1140 really takes the biscuit!

 


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