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Leicester City Council are offering grants of up to £30,000, to owners and occupiers of Leicester buildings of architectural merit, who wish to install architectural feature lighting to improve our city.

The programme has a budget of £200,000, and each applicant can apply for up to a maximum of £30,000 on a 50% match funding basis.

The scheme is aimed at owners and occupiers of buildings that are of architectural merit in the City, an investment is being particularly encouraged in the following zones:

  • St Georges Cultural Quarter
  • The Old Town
  • The Lanes/St Martins
  • Town Hall Square through to, and including Market Square
  • The wider City Centre area.

The objectives of the scheme are as follows:

  • To create inviting, atmospheric spaces after dark;
  • to denote arrival into the city;
  • to celebrate Leicester’s built heritage;
  • to heighten the appeal of visitor attractions, and;
  • to aid pedestrian orientation; particularly between heritage and retail areas.

To find out more about the scheme and to apply visit https://www.leicester.gov.uk/business/start-up-and-growth/invest-in-leicester/architectural-feature-lighting-grants/