What is a Townscape Heritage Initiative?

Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Grant Schemes are jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Thanet District Council.  You can learn more about the programme on the HLF's website.  

The main objectives of Townscape Heritage Initiatives are to:

  • Raise awareness of the value and quality of the historic built environment
  • Set an example of good practice in building conservation
  • Reinforce an area's unique identity
  • Help change residents' and visitors' perceptions of the area in question

THIs work within particular conservation areas and highlight their unique heritage.

Thanet's THI schemes

The Dalby Square THI was given the go-ahead to start in January 2013 and will last until January 2018.  Focusing on a square in Cliftonville West that is a traditional heart of British seaside holidays, the scheme aims to help change perceptions of Cliftonville West.

Find out more about the Dalby Square THI grant scheme here.

Thanet is lucky enough to have had a history of successful grant schemes, each lasting 5 years. They are:

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