shop-frontLaois County Council are now accepting applications for the Shopfront Grant Scheme 2015 (Pilot). The grant shall not exceed 50% of the overall cost and is subject to a maximum grant of €500 per unit. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3rd July, 2015. Application Forms and a Guide to the Scheme are available at and at the Planning Counter in County Hall. The objectives of the scheme are: 1) To support the vitality and vibrancy of Laois Town and Village Centres; 2) To enhance the appearance of retail/commercial premises in Laois Town and Village Centres; 3) To examine the outcomes of this pilot scheme.