Shop front and high street improvement funding

The shop front and high street improvement programme is available to eligible Crawley businesses and could include:

  • shop front enhancements
  • lighting and decoration improvements
  • minor building works
  • display equipment
  • payment system improvements

To apply for a grant, businesses must:

  • be registered with HMRC and Companies House 
  • pass due diligence checks undertaken by council officers
  • have a physical shop premises in Crawley borough
  • be a small independent business - maximum of 50 employees and not part of a regional, national or international chain or franchise
  • demonstrate that they possess a minimum five year lease on the premises 
  • not be proposing inappropriate physical shop front improvements if the premises is located in a designated Conservation Area

A due diligence and evaluation process will be undertaken on applications submitted.

The shop front and high street improvement programme will be open for applications via this website in the next few weeks but if you have any questions or would like to find out more before then, please contact