Your Business Improvement District

Kendal Business Improvement District came alive in April 2014,  a business-led initiative its purpose is to develop projects and services that will benefit Kendal town centre and ensure it remains competitive and healthy in extremely challenging economic conditions.

As a limited not for profit business, Kendal BID has been able to invest nearly £1,000,000 in its first five year period, enabling a comprehensive marketing campaign, improvements to the appearance of the town centre, new car parking initiatives, group business initiatives and creating a strong business voice for the town.  Owing to the success of its first five years, Kendal BID was renewed by the majority vote for a 2019-2024 period.

This website can help you find out more about what a BID means for Kendal and your business, and the plans and projects which the BID Board will develop over the coming months and years.

The BID levy is payable through SLDC please follow the link which will direct you to payment

Join Kendal BID

Membership of Kendal BID is open to all Kendal BID levy payers at no extra cost. Membership means you will receive regular information on BID activities and town centre issues. To become a member please complete this Membership Form.

BID Board

The new Board for 2019-2024 will take up its position from May 7th 2019. Every business in the BID Zone was invited to put forward names for places on the Board covering the different sectors represented in the town. A number of Board members who have served on the Board over the first tranche have asked to continue and they have not been contested. We have a number of new faces as well which is very exciting. Press here for the new Kendal BID Board The Kendal BID Board

This group is responsible for delivering the BID Business Plan on behalf of the town.  The new 2019-2024 BID Proposal and Business Plan can be viewed here

Support from Kendal BID

Kendal BID appreciates that some activities need support, be it for capital or revenue services or projects. We strive to ensure that all our levy payer’s money adds value to the town and helps create a vibrant economy. Therefore, we have created a stringent funding mechanism. If you would like Kendal BID’s support, please fill in the attached application form and follow the instructions. It is important that you are concise with your answers as some are weighted and scored by the Board. BID funding is limited and therefore filling out the application may not result in funding.
Download Application Form
Download Appendices 

You can contact Kendal BID by emailing Sarah Williams 

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