Hounslow High Street Start Up Competition

Calling all online businesses who want a physical presence, ambitious market traders who want a permanent home, and brand new startups who want to launch in Hounslow, Feltham, Brentford or Chiswick. From retail to restaurants, experiences to services and more.

SaveTheHighStreet.org and Hounslow Council have joined forces to deliver a range of new support initiatives for local independents, high street startups, community champions, retail landlords and others; all focused on stimulating high streets in the borough. Funded by the Government’s Addition Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme.

SaveTheHighStreet.org is an industry movement on a mission to ensure successful high streets, now and for the long term. Launched in August 2016 the movement has developed a series of new initiatives to support 25,000+ local businesses and a wide variety of other partners in the UK.

As part of the partnership, savethehighstreet.org and Hounslow Council are offering businesses the opportunity to win High street space for a month rent free.

The Hounslow High Street Start Up Competition offers the opportunity to win:

  • Rent-free space for 4 weeks. No rent, no other costs, no commitment to stay on after. Just your own prime high street unit during March 2022 worth over £1000, entirely free with no strings attached.
  • An expert team at your fingertips every step of the way. Personalised, hands-on support to develop and implement your launch plan together; all powered by the most premium version of Hounslow Council’s unique high street support platform called “Jo”.
  • Investment in your business with £1,500 grant funding to spend on advertising campaigns, software tools and a range of ‘do it for me’ services by trusted freelancers; accelerating your business and launching in style.

3 businesses will win rent-free space, expert support and grant funding in March 2022.

10 others will get Jo’s new ‘launch on the high street’ support programme worth £250 for free. As well as a range of PR opportunities for everyone.

Applications close on Friday 18th February 2022.