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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