Phase Two: Town Beautification Scheme

Bideford Businesses: Elevate Your Presence with Torridge's Town Beautification Scheme - Phase two 

Unlock exciting opportunities for your Bideford-based business with the launch of Phase 2 of the Town Beautification Scheme by Torridge District Council. This initiative opens the door to grants for both structural and decorative enhancements, providing a unique chance to elevate the visual appeal of your shop or business.

Scheme Highlights:

  1. Past Success: In 2023, the scheme distributed £18k across 24 applications, resulting in transformative changes for Torridge businesses and the creation of five new jobs.
  2. Expanded Focus: Phase 2 broadens its scope to include gateways into town centers, aiming for a comprehensive uplift of the community.
  3. Funding Details: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund backs this scheme, offering grants of up to £1000 with a 50:50 funding arrangement. Eligible projects encompass window and door replacements, new signage, and more.

How to Apply:

  • Location Criteria: Businesses must be situated in Torridge towns, including Bideford, Northam, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Great Torrington, or Holsworthy.
  • Independence Matters: Only independent businesses with ground floor, street-facing frontage qualify for the scheme.
  • Direct Application: Apply directly without the involvement of agents or consultants. Previous grant recipients need not reapply.


  • Launch Date: The scheme kicks off on January 10, 2024.
  • Application Deadline: Submit your application by noon on February 7, 2024.
  • Notification of Success: Successful applicants will be notified by February 14, 2024.

Contact Information:

For further information or to discuss the scheme, contact Kirsty Defranceski (Town Centre Project Officer) at Torridge District Council. Contact her at 01237 428919 or via email at [email protected].

Act Now!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your business.Click here to Apply and take the first step toward transforming your shop or business.