To kick off the beginning of summer here at Falkirk Business Hub and to celebrate our offices being fully occupied we would like to get to know all of our fabulous partners in The Hub.
Every week we will introduce a new tenant and explain what product or service they offer and explain a little bit more about their business. This week we are looking at the wonderful Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative which is a grant-giving programme that aids the local community in regenerating key conservation areas.
By 2018, the organisation plans to have invested £5.5 million into Falkirk’s town centre aiming to help regenerate the local community by investing in its unique heritage. This includes work to restore Falkirk’s historical buildings and providing job opportunities linked to the conservation of historical buildings.
Falkirk THI are involved in a variety of different projects to help improve the local area.
The Town Steeple, arguably one of the key things symbolising Falkirk’s heritage, was transformed with works starting in April 2016. The specialist restoration work included repairs to stonework and renovation work to clock faces.
Falkirk THI also operate a Shopfront Improvement Scheme. The grant investment aims to help make Falkirk town centre a more attractive place to live, work and visit through improving the appearance of shop fronts in the area by restoring them to their original design & detail.
Funding for the Shop Front scheme in the current year has now been allocated or granted and no further applications are being accepted. However if your business is within the Falkirk town centre area and you are interested in finding out more about how Falkirk THI could help you, then you can get in touch with Falkirk THI through their website .
On top of the regeneration work, the organisation is implementing a ‘Community Engagement’ programme which allows the local community to learn about the history of local buildings and Falkirk’s rich heritage. Details of this can also be found via the website (https://falkirkthi.com/) which can be found here. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.