Shop Front Improvement Scheme

Shopfront Improvement Scheme

Could your premises use a facelift?

Eligibility Criteria          Apply Here

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  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council established the Shop Front Improvement Scheme to support the improvement of the overall appearance of commercial properties that front onto public streets within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
  • The appearance of shop fronts and the buildings in which they reside have a considerable impact and influence on the character of a place. They are an essential element not only of the buildings in which they are set, but also of the wider streetscape. A shop front that has been designed with respect given to the architecture of the building and character of the surrounding area can add charm and vitality, making it attractive to shoppers and visitors alike.
  • The shop front improvement scheme will support owners of small independent businesses who contribute to the local environment and raise the image of town centres in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown which in turn leads to increased local and visitor footfall.


Aims of the Scheme 

  • To encourage the sensitive restoration and refurbishment of shop facades.
  • To enhance the streetscape in the County by incentivising the creation of shop fronts which are more attractive for shoppers, residents, visitors and businesses.
  • To make the remodelling of existing shops and the design of new shop fronts more affordable for small businesses.
  • To promote quality design in the County.



  • An application must be made prior to any expenditure being incurred i.e. Any expenditure incurred prior to the grant application date does not qualify.


Additional Information

If you would like to speak to someone in Economic Development about an application for Shop Front Improvement Funding, you can contact:

Breda Faughey, 01 2047083,


Download printable version (PDF) of application form here