SDLP Ballyarnett Representative Catherine McDaid has welcomed news that Culmore is one of ten villages to have secured funding to explore regeneration projects.
Culmore Fort has been awarded a viability grant of £8,000 as part of the Village Catalyst grant scheme, a partnership between DfC, DAERA, NIHE and the Architectural Heritage Fund.
The scheme identifies old buildings that could be brought back into use.
Said Ms McDaid: “I am delighted that Culmore Fort has been awarded £8,000 as part of this important project to re-invigorate aspects of our heritage.
“This funding will no doubt be warmly welcomed by people in the local community.
“Schemes like this are really important to tackle dereliction and preserve heritage, but also to bring new economic benefits.
“We should do everything possible to preserve our local heritage so it can be viewed and enjoyed for generations to come.”
SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin added: “This funding is a very welcome announcement for Culmore.
“I am pleased that Culmore Fort has been a successful recipient of this funding and look forward to seeing it being put to use.”