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Heritage Lottery Fund

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which communities will receive awards from the £150 million Heritage Lottery Fund announced in 2006 for deprived communities and town centres, broken down by region. (112644)

Between 1998 and 2006, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded over £156 million to 190 projects through its Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) programme. The programme targets local partnerships to repair and regenerate historic areas. In 2006 the HLF announced that £13 million of grants would be awarded to the following 13 THI schemes across the UK:

Recipient

Region

Pass (£)

Long Eaton, Derbyshire

East Midlands

957,000

Bedlington, Northumberland

North-east

587,000

Armley, Leeds

North-west

1,090,000

Chapeltown road, Leeds

North-west

802,000

Richhill, County Armagh

Northern Ireland

747,000

Dalkeith, Midlothian

Scotland

1,273,000

Dysart, Fife

Scotland

1,587,000

John Finnie street and Bank street, Kilmarnock

Scotland

1,990,000

The Green, Aberdeen

Scotland

1,400,000

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

South-west

250,000

Stokes Croft, Bristol

South-west

535,000

Oswestry town centre, Shropshire

West Midlands

579,000

Willenhall, west midlands

West Midlands

960,000

A further £15 million has been allocated for the next round of projects in the 2007-08 financial year.