The Post Office has announced that the Post Office Community Branch Fund is open for applications. This is a £20 million investment scheme designed to help secure the long term future of branches which have become the crucial “last shop” in their area giving community members easy access to services such as high street banking and mail. Grant are available to develop and improve Post Office businesses and examples of projects that can be supported include:
- Changing the format of a branch, for example to improve storage space
- New Post Office signage
- Refurbishment work or investing in growing your business
- New flooring, shelving, doors or lighting.
Applications for funding over £3,000 will be reviewed by a panel including representatives of the National Federation of Sub postmasters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.