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Small Settlements Restore and Reactivate grant programme now open


Pictured at the launch of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Small Settlements Restore and Reactivate grant programme are Councils Project Co-ordinator Nigel McFadden, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Richard Holmes, and William Cameron representing Department for Communities.


Wednesday 25th May 2022


Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched a new Restore and Reactivate grant in collaboration with the Department for Communities (DfC).

This scheme is part of a wider Covid Recovery Small Settlement Regeneration Programme funded by Department for Communities, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and Department for Infrastructure

It will support capital works on derelict or vacant commercial properties in the following small settlements:

  • Armoy,
  • Ballykelly,
  • Bushmills,
  • Castlerock,
  • Cloughmills,
  • Cushendall,
  • Dungiven,
  • Dunloy,
  • Garvagh,
  • Greysteel,
  • Kilrea &
  • Rasharkin.


Prospective applicants should note that eligible properties must have been vacant since at least 1st March 2021.

The application process is open from now until Thursday 30th June 2022.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes said: “This new grant will encourage property owners and lease holders to review their vacant or derelict properties and apply for funding towards works which will bring them back into use. In turn, this will create enhanced vitality in small settlements across the Council area, so it represents an exciting opportunity to generate renewed growth and development for our Borough.”

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “This is a great opportunity to address vacant or derelict commercial properties in smaller settlements across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. It will improve the appearance of these settlements, stimulate economic activity and create job opportunities. This scheme along with other projects developed by Council as part of this wider Covid Recovery Programme will provide a huge boost to smaller settlements across the Borough.”

The scheme will provide funding at 75% 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.

Three information workshops took place on 31st May, 1st June and 15th June.


How to Apply?

Applications to the Restore and Reactivate Grant Programme can be made via Council’s online grant funding hub at

The grant opened on Tuesday 24th May 2022 and will close on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 12 noon.