Independent furniture business secures funding grant for refurb

Independent furniture business The Gosport Furniture Shop has received a funding boost to help with a refurbishment.

The business has secured a £40,000 heritage grant to redecorate the Stoke Road store in Gosport, which includes renovating the dated first-floor shop fronts.

In total, it is expected that the refurbishment will cost around £66,000, with the grant covering the majority of the works.

The Gosport Furniture Shop, which sells new, used and reproduction furniture, will have to remain at the premises for a further five years as part of a stipulation clause related to the grant, otherwise the company would have to repay the funds.

Statement in council documents on awarding the grant, it read: “The proposal will have a positive impact on the buildings by providing a high quality, traditional style shop front to No. 43 which in turn will have a positive impact on the conservation area.”

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