The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) uses money raised by National Lottery players to aim to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, HLF invests in every part of the UK’s diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK.
Sarah Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West, said: “Northwich’s historic buildings give the town a special character and provide a tangible connection to the development of salt mining and chemical industries in the town.
“Thanks to National Lottery players, our investment brings a timely boost to the town centre, ensuring that Northwich’s heritage will play an important role in its regeneration.”
Cheshire West and Chester is the local unitary authority with borough status within which Northwich is located.
Northwich Business Improvement District
The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined geographical area in Northwich. Within this area businesses collectively invest in, and enhance Northwich as a trading environment. The BID commenced on 1 September 2014 and will run until 31 August 2019.
The Northwich BID funds and delivers added value projects and services within the town which focus on creating a destination of choice for residents, visitors, employees, shoppers and service users to make Northwich a location where businesses and the community can thrive. The BID will not, and cannot be used to fund services that the council or other public bodies have a statutory duty to provide.
The added value projects and services that the BID enables, is managed and controlled by the business community who part fund the BID. The entire project is business led, with the BID’s funds coming from an additional, mandatory levy. For Northwich this levy equates to 1.5% of individual businesses rateable value on all businesses with a rateable value greater than £6,000.