What is the THI and how to apply
The THI scheme covers the town centre section of Carrickfergus Conservation Area and is largely centred on the medieval street layout formed by High Street, West Street and Lower North Street.
Funding appliciations are invited for 29 priority buildings which were identified as eligible for support as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant award.
Funding applications are now invited for a further 17 reserve properties, which were also identified within the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant award.
Grants and restoration
Grant funding is available for external repairs for historic buildings in use, for restoration works, the introduction of traditional shopfronts well as for bringing vacant floor-space back into use, in line with Conservation Area and THI scheme guidelines.
An education and training programme led by the part-time THI education officer is supporting community engagement through regular activity and events will also help raise awareness of Carrickfergus's architecture and architectural heritage over the 2017 to 2020 period. There are no grants available under the training and education programme.
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- Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative - Information Booklet
- Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative - Application Procedure Summary
- Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative - Expression of Interest Form
- Carrickfergus Conservation Area - Character Appraisal - A Coey Architects - 2014
- Carrickfergus Conservation Area - Management Plan - A Coey Architects - 2014
- Carrickfergus Conservation Area - Design Supplement - DOE - 1989
- National Lottery Heritage Fund
- Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Planning
- Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Building Control
- Department for Communities - Historic Environment Division
- Ulster Achitectural Heritage
Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Manager
T: 028 9335 8243
Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a National Lottery Heritage Fund regeneration programme for the 2016-2020 period.