Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2023

Business premises across the South West Inner City area have benefited from the grants scheme, now in its 9th year


Business, Life

Dublin City Council South Central Area Office now invites applications to the Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2023.

The scheme is open to businesses and commercial premises across the South West Inner City areas of The Liberties, Kilmainham, Inchicore, Dolphin’s Barn, Rialto and Clanbrassil Street-SCR.  The scheme offers support funding for projects to refurbish or renew shopfronts, as well as certain works to upper floors within the Thomas Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area which help to protect and conserve heritage features. Shopfront ‘greening’ is also encouraged, as are measures to improve access for all to shops and premises.

Qualifying works include:

  • Painting and redecorating an existing shopfront
  • Repair, decluttering, greening and general enhancement of shop and building fronts
  • Certain works to the upper floors of buildings such as sash or timber window repair, rainwater goods repair
  • Removal of high-level signage and redundant signage (first floor and above and protecting signs)
  • Installation of new shopfronts or material changes to existing frontages (subject to planning permission)

Applications are now invited until 26th May 2023. Awards are made subject to available funds. Details of the Scheme and an Application Form are included below. Further details on the scheme are available from or telephone (01) 222 5180 or 083 1949009.

Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2023

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