If you are the owner, leaseholder or tenant of a historic building in the Old Market Square, Lace Market or Sneinton Market Conservation Area, funding could be available for conservation-led repairs and improvements.
Grant Scheme now up and running
Grant funding is available for external works to historic building in the Old Market Square, Lace Market or Sneinton Market Conservation Area. Please see the Grant Forms and Advice section to find out how to register your interest. The next deadline for registering your interest is Friday 29 June 2018.
If you are the owner, leaseholder or tenant of a historic building in the Old Market Square, Lace Market or Sneinton Market Conservation Area you could be eligible for a grant. We particularly invite applications for works to buildings in the current priority areas of Market Street, Angel Row, Wheeler Gate and around the Old Market Square. Grants are only available for commercial properties.
Works Eligible for Funding
Funding is available for conservation-led repairs and improvements to commercial properties, including:
- Reinstating original historic features that have been lost such as sliding sash windows and traditional shopfronts where clear evidence exists to inform the appearance and details
- Joinery repairs to original doors and windows
- Masonry repairs, indenting with new bricks, repointing in lime mortar
- Re-introducing cast iron rainwater goods, iron railings and/or chimney stacks
- Roof repairs including re-slating/tiling, lead work, timber dormers and fascias
- Traditional signwriting
Please note: Grants will not be offered for routine maintenance, redecoration, internal repairs or works that involve the reversal of alterations that are themselves of quality and interest.
Who is Eligible
If you are the owner, leaseholder or tenant of a historic building in the Old Market Square, Lace Market or Sneinton Market Conservation Area you could be eligible for a grant.
Grants are only available for commercial properties.
For reinstatement of lost architectural features (for example a shop front) the grant rate is 75% of the total cost of eligible works. For repairs the grant rate is 50% of the total cost of eligible works. There is a cap of £50,000 per property.
Register your Interest
If you would like to register your interest in applying for funding, please complete the Expression of Interest below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Forms and Advice
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss potential works to your building, please contact:
Emma Hancock, Heritage Action Zone Officer
Tel: 0115 876 4471
Heart of Nottingham Heritage Action Zone
- Nottingham has been chosen as one of the country’s first 10 Heritage Action Zones
- The five-year programme (2017 to 2022), worth £2.7m, includes 17 projects that will revitalise the city centre
- Conservation Area Grants will be used to enhance Nottingham’s remarkable built heritage
- The Conservation Area Grants are complimented by range of heritage and regeneration projects
Heart of Nottingham Heritage Action Zone Projects
Project 1 - Old Market Square Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas
Project 2 - Sneinton Market Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas
Project 3 - Lace Market Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas
Project 4 - Repair Grant for Bromley House Library
Project 5 - Strategy for the proactive conservation and enjoyment of Nottingham’s Caves
Project 6 - Appraisal future uses of large historic buildings throughout the Lace Market
Project 7 – Study to consider new funding mechanisms for heritage in Nottingham
Project 8 – Building at Risk Acquisition Grant
Project 9 – Historic England Designation Project
Project 10 - Grade II Building at Risk Survey
Project 11 – Historic England Research and Popular Publication
Project 12 - Exhibition to Promote the Research Book
Project 13 - Development of an Urban Room
Project 14 - Heritage Schools project
Project 15 - Heart of Nottingham Heritage Action Zone Project Manager
Project 16 – Heritage Action Zone Events
Project 17 – Local List Enhancement Project
If you have any questions about the HAZ or would like to volunteer email
Alice.Ullathorne@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 1993
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