There are three categories of building work that can be funded. They are funded at different grant rates:
– The restoration and reinstatement of traditional features (eg. shop-fronts and decorative features on the console or pilaster etc.) – 75% grant available;
– building repair work (eg. the reinstatement of timber windows or works to etc.) – 50%;
– repairs that will help bring vacant upper floor space into residential use – the grant contribution on these works is assessed on a case by case basis;
– in addition to the costs of the works themselves including scaffolding, the costs of employing an architect and other technical specialists, and the costs of making a planning application, are also eligible for the grant-funding.