Business grant scheme

Please note that applications to the Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund (ECIF) and Elmbridge Start Up Fund are now unfortunately closed for 2020.  We hope to be able to announce further support for our independent retailers, start ups and high streets in the new year. 

The Elmbridge Digital High Street fund remains open for applications.

About the grant scheme

The Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund (ECIF) was set up to help Elmbridge businesses, our local high streets and boost the local economy. 

To date the fund has provided over £1,150,000 to local businesses and projects, with over 280 applications having been approved..

The types of projects that the scheme has supported includes:

  • street furniture and street scene improvements

  • improving shop fronts and signage

  • promotions and marketing initiatives

  • community improvement projects (including town centre sustainability projects)  

  • Implementation of social distancing measures for independent high street businesses


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