New Shop Front Improvement Grant

£5000 to Improve Your Shop Front

The Go Forth Stirling’s shop front improvement scheme aims to improve shop fronts in selected areas as a means of supporting the growth of local businesses, improving the local environment and raising the image of the town centre amongst locals and visitors. Following approval of funding from Stirling Council, ten grants of £5K each are available to business owners with ambitious plans to revitalise their shop entrances and enhance Stirling’s overall appearance. Any BID levy-paying business in Stirling can apply now for the funding which has been secured by the BID from the Council’s Place Based Investment Programme. Grant applications will be assessed by the Go Forth Stirling team and the successful businesses will receive their funding in early 2022. Please download the guidance and the application form below and submit your application as soon as possible and no later than 17 December 2021. Find out more and download your application here. https://www.goforthstirling.co.uk/shop-front-improvement-scheme

This Week’s Social Meeting

This week’s social meeting with BID businesses will take place on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm in the upstairs room of the Kilted Kangaroo. Join us to discuss all things BID, City Centre, your business and your suggestions for our second term business plan. Please RSVP if you can attend and if not, the next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th January.

City Centre Safety – Safebase

A partnership of city organisations is working hard to ensure Stirling is a safe environment for anyone visiting the city – especially at night. Those joining forces to offer a range of safety initiatives are Go Forth Stirling, Safebase Scotland, the Thistles, Stirling Street Pastors, the Royal Voluntary Service, Police Scotland Forth Valley Division and the Scottish Ambulance Service. The key initiative is Safebase which offers a ‘safe haven’ – at the service entrance of the Thistles on Goosecroft Road – for anyone who requires it. The base – which runs on specific busy weekends such as Freshers’ Weeks, Hallowe’en and during the festive season – also accommodates those working with vulnerable people including ambulance paramedics, first aiders, Street pastors and drug/alcohol workers. Door staff and others working in Stirling’s night-time industries are made aware of Safebase so they can pass the details on to anyone who may benefit from it. Anyone in need can access the base – for example if they have missed the last bus home and need somewhere warm to wait for a lift or taxi; if they are injured and need first aid or if they have had too much to drink and would welcome some support. Go Forth Stirling provides CCCTV radios for use within Safebase and liaising with the owners of licensed premises to ensure they are aware of when Safebase is operating. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9CYCRFG

Complete Our Business Plan Survey

Help us determine our priorities and projects to include in our 2022-2027 business plan, please complete our survey. If you prefer to have an in-person discussion, then please let us know or attend one of our social meetings.

COMPLETE SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9CYCRFG)

Find out more view the e-mail sent to our business members on Monday 6 December 2021 here.

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