Councils, local organisations and groups are welcome to apply.

Ramstgate, in Kent, is one of teh existing Heritage Action Zones

Historic England has reopened applications for its Heritage Action Zone initiative, which aims to improve economic growth and quality of life in communities across England by breathing new life into lovely old places.

With ten Heritage Action Zones already up and running from Appleby in Cumbria to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, the organisation is rolling out the programme to support more places across the country. In addition to grant funding, it is is offering its expertise through a range of advice services.

Applications are open to councils, local organisations and groups keen to inject new life into towns and cities that are rich in heritage and full of promise – to make them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

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