Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2024 Launches

Business premises across the South West Inner City area have benefited from the grants scheme, now in its 10th year.



Dublin City Council South Central Area Office now invites applications to the Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2024. This is the 10th outing for the scheme, which has helped to upgrade and transform almost 300 premises since it began in 2015.

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
  • Installation of new shopfronts or material changes to existing frontages (subject to planning permission)
  • 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)

Applications are now invited until 28th June 2024. 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

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