HERITAGE projects in Swadlincote are set to be boosted by a £20,000 funding injection.
Derbyshire County Council and South Derbyshire District Council are to contribute £10,000 each to put together a historic areas grant scheme.
This will continue work that has seen the centre of the town undergo massive redevelopment over the past three years.
A spokesman for the authority said: “The council has used its historic grants budget to lever funding into the county to protect and enhance the built historic environment.
“Scheme typically involve the repair and enhancement of historic buildings.
“These schemes help protect and enhance the heritage on offer.”
Until March this year, the district council’s Swadlincote’s Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA) received funding for a range of works from the county council and English Heritage.
However, due to the significant amount of work still to take place, the county council decided to set up the historic areas grant scheme in a bid to continue the work.
A spokesman for the county council added: “The previous works have had a massive beneficial effect upon the environmental quality of the centre of Swadlincote.
“The scheme has been carefully designed to complement its historic character.
“In order to build on the momentum created through the previous PSiCA scheme, it is proposed that the council enters into a scheme with the district council.
“The district council has approval to allocate its entire historic environment grant budget of £10,000 to Swadlincote for 2013-14.
“It is proposed that the county council matches the funding of £10,000 to give a total funding budget of £20,000.
“It is considered that this level of funding will be sufficient to maintain the momentum of the previous grant scheme.”
Talks are also taking place about another project that could see funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the district and county council for conservation work.