Sowerby Bridge Shop Front Grant Scheme 

Business owners on Sowerby Bridge’s historic high street can take advantage of a new funding scheme to support improvements to the look of their property.

Sowerby Bridge’s high street is home to a number of buildings of unique heritage, recognised by Historic England through the Government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme. The town has been allocated £2million through the HAZ programme, which is being delivered in partnership with Calderdale Council.

The programme has seen the refurbishment of the Old Town Hall, and is supporting remedial works to the Fire & Water buildings. Now, Calderdale Council is further supporting local businesses, providing assistance to support improvements to the frontages of buildings along the high street.

The Sowerby Bridge Shop Front grant scheme can fund up to 80% of costs to improve signage, stonework or other heritage restoration works to business properties along Wharf Street / Town Hall Street, situated between the railway bridge and the junction with Tuel Lane.

Businesses and property owners interested in this scheme should contact to register their interest. The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 January 2023, but demand is likely to be high, so businesses are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible.