Notes to editors

  • ¹ An HLF Townscape Heritage (TH) first-round pass means that money has been set aside by HLF. The applicants can then progress to the second round and send a detailed second-round submission to secure the full award.  This early level of strong financial commitment means that THs can build strong partnerships with the assurance that funding for their scheme is in place provided their final proposals fully meet the programme criteria.
  • ² THs encourage partnerships of local organisations to carry out repairs and other works to a number of historic buildings, structures or spaces. Grants are available from £100,000 up to £2m.  The next application deadline is 1 September 2015 with decisions being made in January 2016.
  • To date, HLF has invested £253m regenerating towns that have suffered serious social and economic decline.

About Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is a unitary authority. Our priorities include; creating jobs and supporting business. Improving housing and creating new housing. Improving health and well-being. Safeguarding vulnerable people and making your money go further.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife, we use National Lottery players’ money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.


For more information please contact Katie Owen, HLF press office, on 020 7591 6036 or 07973 613820.

For further information, images and interviews please contact:

Suzanne Pickering, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, on 01254 588871


Clare Turner, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, on 01254 585709


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