Milltown Rural Development Association


Name: Milltown Rural Development Association
Location: Banbridge
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 66,461.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 23/12/2013-28/10/2014


To develop the old Milltown Orange Hall to create a business incubation unit, along with a fully equipped modern kitchen which will be used as a pay as you


Milltown Economic and Social Regeneration Project is a constituted social voluntary group that deals primarily with the social and economic regeneration of the Milltown area and the rural environs of the greater Banbridge area. The organisation acquired a 25 year lease on the local Orange Hall and renovated it to facilitate rural business incubation. This included adding commercial catering facilities and office space to the building, facilities that the MESRP then rent out to local start ups.


Funding from DRAP enabled the Milltown Economic and Social Regeneration Project to renovate the old Orange Hall, creating an inclusive community space and facilities that local start up business can access.