Welcome Back

The Welcome Back Business Grant Scheme

The Welcome Back Business Grant scheme is a fund from West Berkshire Council to support our high streets, shopping areas and visitor economy to re-open successfully this summer. We offered businesses the chance to bid for grants of £1,000 – £10,000 to help pay for physical changes or events that will allow them to welcome additional visitors and encourage new footfall.

New The Little Yum Factory

New artisan food stall market at Newbury Market (Newbury)

The Old London Apprentice

Tables, chairs and planters to expand a day festival event (Newbury)

The Five Bells, Wickham

Expansion of weekly artisan market to welcome new traders (Wickham)

The Coach and Horses Midgham

2 weeks of community events (Midgham)

Crepe O’Clock

New outdoor seating area (Newbury)

BST Fitness

Gazebo to host physical awareness days & free classes (Newbury)

Weavers Walk cafe

Dedicated outdoor seating area (Newbury)

The Globe

Ongoing trail event across 13 premises (Newbury)

BAS Books and Home

‘Welcome back’ open day events (Newbury)

The Cross Keys 

Evening event activities, including cinema and comedy (Newbury) 

The Dolphin 

Crazy golf and food festival events in Newbury town centre (Newbury)

The Pot Kiln 

Undercover garden facilities (Frilsham)

Ibex Inn 

Pop-up stall hosting local suppliers (Chaddleworth)

Fink Street Food 

Socail enterprise food truck launch event (Newbury)

Jade Bailey Interiors 

Series of local art and design events and workshops across Hungerford (Hungerford)

Enbourne and Dawson Equestrian Centres 

Combined equestrian open day (Hampstead Marshall)

Guru Barbers and The King’s Head Pub 

Family fun day event on Thatcham Broadway (Thatcham)

Great Grooms 

Two week long antiques, art and design exhibition (Hungerford)

Vici Language Acadamy 

Weekend-long foreign language festival with classes and taster sessions (Newbury)

Denis Coakley Racing 

Equestrian open day and racehorse show (West Ilsley)

Montagues Hair Design 

Re-launch welcome back event (Hungerford)

Squeegee & Ink 

Market stall live-printing t-shirts at festivals and events (district wide)

Best Buds Florist  

Gazebo and wedding arch to attend markets and events (Thatcham)

Jaipur Cuisine 

Themed event and live music (Newbury)