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Town Business Spruce Up Scheme

A new Town Business ‘Spruce Up’ Scheme has been launched by Mid Ulster District Council, funded by the Department for Communities.

Towns and eligibility

Eligible businesses and commercial properties, within the town boundaries, in the towns of Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt, can apply for grant aid through the scheme which will provide up to 80% funding to a maximum amount of £4,000 per property.

View the town boundary maps to check if your business falls within the relevant town centre boundaries.  

The scheme will incorporate minor internal and external improvements to eligible properties, including external windows, doors, guttering and redecoration and reconfiguration to improve public accessibility, internal walls, floors and redecoration.

Funding has been secured through Department for Communities and can only be utilised within the town centre boundaries, of settlements with a population of over 5,000 inhabitants. The allocation of funding is a competitive process.

Drop-in business clinics

Drop-in business clinics will take place in each of the four towns to provide property owners and tenants with advice and information on the scheme, with representatives from the scheme’s chartered architect Knox & Clayton and an Officer from Mid Ulster District Council in attendance. Drop-in clinics will take place:

  • Monday 26 February from 9.30am - 1.30pm, Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House, Dungannon

  • Monday 26 February from 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Cornmill, Coalisland

  • Tuesday 27 February from 9.30am - 1.30pm, The Bridewell, Magherafelt

  • Tuesday 27 February from 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown

Scheme opening date

Applications are open now and close at 4pm on Friday 8 March 2024.

Apply now by completing the application form and returning it in a sealed envelope marked Town Business Spruce Up Scheme to the addresses below by 4pm on Friday 8 March 2024. Before submitting your application form please read the Guidance Notes. Appplications should be returned to: 

  • Council Offices, Burn Road, Cookstown BT80 8DT 

  • ​Council Offices, Circular Road, Dungannon BT71 6DT

  • Council Offices, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt BT45 6EN        

For further information contact us on 03000 132 132 or email:

Mary McCullagh
Pauline Gallagher

Patricia McGrath