Pop-up shops to hit the High Street
12th October 2012
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Richmond Council are launching a new grant scheme to allow potential business people or community organisations with an idea but no property the opportunity to showcase their business or other activity in pop-up shops around the borough.

It's an initiative to try to reduce the number of empty shops on our high streets. This scheme follows the success of PopUp Britain, a pilot scheme in Richmond town centre run by national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, where up to six businesses at a time present their products.

Pop-up shops are a means by which new entrepreneurs can try out their ideas without having the money to take on a property of their own. Community organisations may also want to run a pop-up shop to support their local high street.

Would-be shop tenants and the landlord of a vacant property make an agreement that the space can be used on a temporary basis. 

Richmond Council is offering grants of up to £2,000 to help set up and aid in covering any rent costs or expenses. If you have a business idea and would be keen to take advantage of this scheme, see the Council’s business support pages for information on how to apply on the Council website.

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I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...

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