Grant scheme closed to new applications

All funding has now been allocated to successful applicants on Station Street and Carrington Street.

Nottingham’s South Side is transforming and the Townscape Heritage Grant Scheme has greatly contributed to the regeneration of the area. Several projects are now complete and where there were once unattractive modern shopfronts, we now have stunning examples of re-instated historic architecture and good design.

An update will be available here in 2021. Meanwhile, you can follow progress on Twitter @NottmHeritage.

Nottingham City Council would like to say a huge thank you to The Heritage Fund for all their support and a very special thank you to the businesses in Nottingham who are working with us.

Information on how the grant scheme operated remains below.

A Heritage Lottery funded grant scheme for Nottingham's Southern Gateway

We have been awarded £682,400 of Heritage Lottery Funding for a Townscape Heritage scheme in the Carrington Street area. The scheme will involve the whole community and put heritage and conservation at the heart of the regeneration of buildings on Carrington Street, Arkwright Street and Station Street.

This is part of our wider ambition to make the most of the city's heritage and to improve the southern side of the city centre, transforming it into a gateway fit to welcome business visitors, tourists and investors to our great city.

Our Townscape Heritage scheme will run from 2016 to March 2021.

The project will provide a variety of community activities including:

  • Heritage walks and self-guided tours using our Townscape app, and downloadable information sheets
  • 'Research your local history' training and Memory Lane Days
  • Training in traditional conservation skills for contractors and building professionals
  • A Family Fun Day, school discovery days for local primary school classes and a photography competition to engage with young people
  • Learn how to 'maintain your own old building' days for individual property owners

Benefits for Building Owners

The scheme provides grants towards the cost of conservation projects. Grants will be awarded based on a number of criteria. Works which might be eligible for grants include:

  • Repairs to the fabric of a building, such as masonry repairs, repointing and roof repairs
  • Replacement of lost architectural features, such as traditional windows or shop fronts based on historical precedent

Key assessment criteria may include:

  • Condition of the property
  • Prominence and visibility of the improvements
  • Potential to be a catalyst for change or which sets an example for others
  • Value for money, size of grant request, owner's contribution
  • The future use and sustainability of the building
  • Quality of the proposals; does the scheme involve use of appropriate materials and techniques, in line with national conservation standards?

Register Your Interest

If you are the owner or occupier of a property within the grant scheme area and would like to register your interest in applying for funding, please request an Expression of Interest form from

We need you

Opportunities to get involved.

In addition to grants towards building repairs we are running an activity programme to encourage greater awareness of the area's heritage and there are a range of opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Volunteers are needed to help us research the history of the area, record people’s memories, help share information about the area’s history and run events and activities. Please contact to find out more about volunteering opportunities.

Draft Conservation Area Appraisals

The following documents provide background information on the special character and history of the scheme area. We would welcome any feedback that you might have on the content of these documents before they are formally adopted.