Historic monuments survey
Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division, which owns Carrick Castle, has recently launched a public survey to gather feedback about the management of historic monuments and sites they take care of across Northern Ireland.
The main focus of the survey is to get an understanding of the priorities when conserving monuments and to ask for your help to rank what you see as most important and which historic sites and monuments should be prioritised for preservation and maintenance.
This is your opportunity to ensure Carrick Castle is prioritised.
The survey is now open and closes 17 November 2021. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Take the survey now
Town Centre Property Revamp Scheme reopens
The Town Centre Property Repurposing Pilot Grant Scheme, first launched by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in collaboration with the Department for Communities in April 2021 has reopened for a second call due to demand.
The funding assists capital development and repurposing works on vacant commercial properties within the town centres. In order to apply, total costs must be in excess of £10,000, with applicants contributing at least 50% match funding towards the project. Whilst there is no maximum total project cost, the scheme will provide funding up to a maximum of £30,000 per project.
The closing date is Friday, 10th December 2021 at 4pm and more info is available from Connor O'Dornan, Strategic Projects Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.