Stratford-on-Avon District Council have launched a new grants scheme to support small shops (particularly in rural villages), within Stratford District.

The scheme aims to give a helping hand to local shops and businesses by providing a one off grant of up to £200 towards the cost of purchases that can enhance or promote the business.

Eligible purchases can include anything from a new till to printing promotional flyers.

The scheme is open to applications from shops and businesses within the District, with the exception of the Market Towns (Stratford-upon-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour, Alcester & Southam). Priority will be given to applications from smaller rural locations that have not had the benefit of previous funding schemes and initiatives.

Further details and a copy of the application form can be downloaded by visiting: a copy of the form is also attached for your convenience.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1st July 2016.

For further assistance please contact the project officer, Lana Long on 01789 260609 or 01789 260803, or, by email: