Issue details

Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw district centre

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw District Centre.
The Council recognises the important role that independent businesses play in sustaining the vibrancy and vitality of our high streets and has developed a Business Improvement Grant scheme for Shaw District Centre. Discretionary grants of 50% of the costs of improvements, up to a maximum of £8,000, are available.
The Gin Gin Bar Ltd is a new business which has taken over the vacant premises at 1 Milnrow Road. Shaw. The property is a former locksmiths with a flat above and planning permission has been granted for the change of use to a Gin Bar with ancillary office office use. The property is undergoing a complete renovation and a grant has been applied for towards the cost of the works.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2019

Decision due: 29 Jan 2019 by Deputy Chief Executive People and Place – Helen Lockwood

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Contact: Liz Kershaw, Principal Regeneration Officer 0161 770 4168 Email: Email:

Consultation process

A local grant review panel consisting of at least 3 of the ward members for Shaw and Crompton has been set up to review grant applications. The panel provides recommendations as to whether to approve, vary or reject the grant applications with the actual decision to award the grant being made by the relevant Cabinet member.
This application has been considered by at least 3 members of the Shaw Grant Review Panel by email sent on 8th January 2019, whereby they have recommended approval.