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Bid for Lottery funding to help regenerate Armagh’s economic heart

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A bid has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund a programme aimed at regenerating the economic heart of Armagh.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is applying for financial support under the HLF’s Townscape Heritage programme.

Townscape Heritage is a grant-funding programme under which the HLF support schemes led by partnerships of local, regional and national interests that aim to regenerate the historic environment in towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

Together with other organisations, they contribute to a common fund which is managed by a partnership to allocate funds towards conservation work on individual projects – and support a range of activities that encourage involvement in the built heritage and improve understanding and enjoyment of it.

The Armagh City Townscape Heritage Project would regenerate the economic heart of Armagh City through the restoration of historic buildings.

It would, councillors have been told, include the delivery of an exciting programme of complimentary activities to ensure that everyone who lives, works or visits Armagh City can enjoy, experience and learn about its unique and wonderful heritage.

The project will enhance the visual appearance and the physical, economic and social conditions of the Armagh Conservation Area.

And as the project is located within the Conservation Area, that is a principal qualifying condition of the Townscape Heritage programme.

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