A new village ‘spruce up’ scheme valued at £150K has been launched by Mid Ulster District Council.
Eligible business and commercial properties located within the development limits in more than 45 villages across Mid Ulster are eligible to apply for grant aid through the scheme which will provide up to 75% funding to a maximum amount of £5,000 per property.
The scheme will incorporate minor internal and external improvements including external windows, doors, guttering and redecoration and internal walls, ceilings, floors and redecoration.
Launching the scheme, Chair of the Council, Councillor Kim Ashton, said:
“This is a great opportunity for commercial property owners in our villages to benefit from substantial support to enhance customer-facing areas both inside and out.
“The visual appearance of any place is an important aspect of encouraging people to visit, stay and shop and this scheme can help to increase the attractiveness of our villages to locals and visitors alike.
“A similar scheme in our five main towns proved incredibly popular and I expect interest in this funding programme to be just as high.
“I encourage local businesses to apply and look forward to seeing the results in due course”.
The eligible villages are:
Aghaginduff/Cabragh, Annaghmore, Ardboe, Augher, Aughnacloy Ballinderry, Ballygawley, Ballylifford, Ballyronan, Bellaghy, Benburb, Brockagh/Mountjoy, Caledon, Castlecaulfield, Castledawson, Churchtown, Clady, Clogher, Coagh, Desertmartinm Donaghmore, Draperstown, Drummullan, Edendork, Eglish, Fivemiletown, Galbally, Granville, Gulladuff, Killyman, Moneymore, Moortown, Moy, Moygashel, Newmills, Orritor, Pomeroy, Sandholes, Stewartstown, Swatragh, Tamnamore, The Bush, The Loup, The Rock, Tobermore and Upperlands.
Applications open on Friday 25 August and close at 4pm on Friday 15 September 2017. To find out more and download an application form, visit www.midulstercouncil.org/spruceup.