Discover Dunblane BID is delighted to introduce our Premises Improvement scheme.

The scheme provides match funding up to £500 (excluding VAT), towards Premises Improvement work carried out by levy paying BID members in the Dunblane BID area. The scheme is open to all BID levy paying members and is designed to improve the appearance of business premises (external or internal). We have produced a ‘Guide to maintaining character and individuality to Dunblane Shop fronts’ and applicants should ensure that premises improvements are consistent with guidance in this document when submitting applications.

The Application Process
It’s easy to apply for the grant. Complete a short application form, detailing the reason for the request, approximate costs, and provide brief details of the planned work and timescales for completion.

Assessing your application – the criteria:

  • Evidence of need (current condition of property)
  • Design and standard of work consistent with the ‘Guide to maintaining character andindividuality’. Please note that ‘A board’ signs do not qualify for grant funds
  • Visual impact

If the scheme is oversubscribed then preference will be given to applications where work is to the external frontage and where local Dunblane based suppliers are utilised.

Decisions on grants will be delivered within 14 days of receipt of accepted applications.

How to apply
Download a Premises Improvement Application Form. Please email your completed form to Tom Casey: