£268,300 to help regenerate shops and businesses in Londonderry
Sixteen shops and businesses in Londonderry are to be given a facelift as part of a major regeneration scheme.
Some £268,300 has been allocated to properties in Upper Strand Road and Clooney Terrace.
Work will include the installation of new frontages, painting, window replacement and repairs to provide uniformity.
Communities Minister Paul Givan said he hoped the initiative would help boost trade and increase the vibrancy of the areas.
Mayor of Derry Hilary McClintock said: "This funding will have a significant impact on businesses in both the Waterside and Cityside areas of Londonderry.
"At a time when a lot of businesses face economic challenges these improvements will assist in transforming some of the city's busiest areas and encourage other property owners to maintain the general upkeep of our commercial premises."
The Re-store scheme is expected to be complete by next March.