Additional support is now available in 2021/22 for eligible businesses to support the continued recovery of our town centres.

Funded by the Welsh Governments Transforming Towns Programme, the Town Centre Outdoor Adaptation Grant provides funding of up to 70% of total improvement costs – up to a maximum value of £8,000.  A minimum of 30% of the total project costs will need to be met by the applicant.

The funding supports improvements to external areas where customers and members of the public are to congregate, be served food, drink or rest.

Who can apply ?

The funding is available to eligible businesses located in the ‘Central Shopping Areas’ of the County’s five towns

You can check if your business is located within one of the boundaries by clicking on any of the links above

Businesses adjacent to the Town Centre boundaries will be considered at the discretion of the Council.

Applications can be considered from third sector organisations operating commercially within our town centres

How much can I expect?

If your application is successful, the maximum grant available is 70% of eligible project costs – up to a maximum of £8,000. You will be required to fund the remaining 30%. Grants are to be spent by the end of March 2022.

Higher levels of funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances. For example, Landmark buildings with exceptional large curtilage or where projects evidence business collaboration to promote consistency, quality and positive impact on specific areas of the public realm.

What items are eligible for grant?

This Funding will support Capital works only

Grant eligible items

  • Outdoor awnings, canopies and marquee coverings.
  • Outdoor tables, chairs and seating provision.
  • Outdoor screening, bollards, planters and barriers
  • Outdoor servery facilities.
  • Small Green Infrastructure schemes especially where there is seating provision.
  • Electricity supply and lighting to outdoor trading space.
  • Litter bins
  • Electric Outdoor Heating
  • Outdoor market provision

Any interventions must be of sufficient quality to ensure they provide a sustained and lasting impact, and are appropriate additions to the public realm and associated spaces.

What items are not eligible for grant?

  • Revenue items – ie training for staff
  • Poor quality seating and tables
  • Items for areas that do not have a trading licence
  • Items with excessive branding
  • Inappropriate coloration

What else should I consider?

Businesses must hold an appropriate ‘Café Space’ licence to trade externally granted by MCC Highways. If you do not currently have a licence you can apply via the MyMonmouthshire app or by contacting MCC Highways 01633 644644

In addition, your business must possess public liability insurance that covers outdoor trading.

Please ensure that you read the guidance notes below before applying.

How do I apply?

Please contact MCCRegeneration@monmouthshire.gov.uk or call 01633 644644 for more information or to discuss eligibility.