Business Incentive Schemes & Retail Prospectus

Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme 2021

In 2016 Louth County Council launched the ‘Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme’, as part of their suite of Business Incentives. Due to the popularity of these grants the local authority has decided that the scheme will be available in 2021 and welcomes applications. The Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme is available to local retailers and business owners in the towns of Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk and it is hoped to encourage them to restore traditional shop fronts, repaint shop fronts and to move security shutters inside their premises.

Shop fronts are one of the most important elements in determining the character, quality and perception of retail streets in our towns and it is hoped to promote good quality shop fronts through this initiative. To help businesses achieve this, Louth County Council has also published a Shop Front Design Guidelines booklet.

Colette Moss of Louth County Council explained: “It is hoped that this initiative will continue to enhance the appearance of our towns and, alongside funding opportunities and supports currently available both nationally and through the Local Enterprise Office, will assist businesses in our town centres”.

The Council would encourage business owners who are thinking about carrying out works to take advantage of the grants available.  The Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme Application Form & Guidelines and the Shop Front Design Guidelines are available to download at the links below or you can request a copy and make enquires by emailing:

The 2021 Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme will open to applications on Monday 17th May, 2021 and the closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 29th October, 2021.

Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme - Application and Guidelines.pdf (size 358.5 KB)

Shopfront Design Guidelines


New Business Incentive Scheme

Please download an application form and leaflet below.  For further information, please contact Local Enterprise Office, Louth County Council: 1890 202 303

New Business Incentive Scheme leaflet

New Business Incentive Scheme Application Form 2021


Retail Prospectus

Please click on the links below to download a copy.

Drogheda Retail Prospectus

Dundalk Retail Prospectus