Causeway Coast and Glens Small Settlements Restore and Reactivate Grant Programme

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This programme will support capital works on derelict or vacant commercial properties

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched a new Small Settlements Restore and Reactivate Grant Programme in collaboration with the Department for Communities.

The programme is open to owners or leaseholders of eligible vacant or derelict commercial properties in the small settlements of Armoy, Ballykelly, Bushmills, Castlerock, Cloughmills, Cushendall, Dungiven, Dunloy, Garvagh, Greysteel, Kilrea and Rasharkin and will support capital works on these properties.

Programme details

The scheme will provide funding at 75 per cent of total works costs up to a maximum grant of £50,000. Only one application per property will be considered and an applicant may only apply for funding for one property/address in a settlement.

The scheme will support the restoration of vacant commercial properties for the following uses:

  • retail (engaged in the retail sale of goods)
  • coffee shops, bars and restaurants
  • hair and beauty businesses
  • health and fitness-related businesses
  • service providers such as estate agencies, financial advisors
  • mortgage and insurance providers
  • residential accommodation
  • community use

Eligible properties must have been vacant since at least Monday 1 March 2021.

The application process is open until 12 noon on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Access the detailed guidance notes and the application form.

First published 14 June 2022