Kildare County Council extends Shopfront Improvement Scheme closing date

Kildare County Council extends closing date for Shopfront Improvement Scheme

Shpfront Improvement Scheme 2022

Kildare County Council has extended the closing date for the 2022 Shopfront Improvement Scheme until Friday the 8th of July. The scheme, which supported over 60 businesses in Kildare last year, is aimed at increasing visibility for businesses and enhancing the streetscapes of towns and villages around the county.

The scheme provides for up to 50% of the cost of shop front refurbishment, depending on the work proposed with a maximum allowable contribution of €5,000 per applicant. The scheme also incentivises applicants to incorporate accessibility and age friendly improvements to their shopfront with up to 75% of eligible costs covered under this measure.

Speaking about the scheme and other LEO supports, Head of Enterprise at Kildare LEO, Jacqui McNabb said

“We have seen considerable interest and high-quality applications for this scheme from right around the county. In order to facilitate as many applicants as we can, we have extended the application process until Friday 8th of July. I would encourage any business who is interested in this scheme to contact us as soon as possible and we will support them in the application process”

“We have also recently opened the Retail Window Merchandising Grant scheme which supports businesses to enhance their window displays. We continue to offer supports to retail businesses in the county through our Trading Online voucher valued at up to €2,500 and our Green for Micro Programme which supports businesses to green their business and lower costs. All of the details on our supports can be found on our website at


Note: The Shop Front Improvement Scheme opened on Monday 28th March and will remain open for applications via an online platform until Friday 8th July. Further details on the scheme can be found at Prospective applicants can also contact the Kildare LEO office on 045 980838 or on email

The Retail Window Merchandising Grant opened on the 5th May and will remain open for applications via an online platform until Friday 1st July

Further details on this scheme can be found HERE