"For Retailing Businesses in Leicestershire"

It's a tough time to be a rural retailer in the UK. Aggressive tactics from large supermarkets, changes in the way people shop, compounded by a perceived drop in disposable income from UK consumers. But there are also great opportunities to develop valued services at the heart of communities.

Leicestershire Rural Partnership has recognised this and provides grant funding to help protect, support and grow this vital sector of our community.

Great Eastern Post Office and Stores following receipt of a grant

Funded by Leicestershire County Council, the Village Shop Grant scheme offers grants of up to £3,000 to enhance Post Offices and village shops selling essential fresh produce and to develop new shops and services including community shops. Grant guidance notes and application forms are available below. Please ensure that you read all the guidance and check eligibility via the contact details below before completing an application form.

Please note - the Village Shop Support grant scheme is now closed to applications for 2017/18

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