Still time to apply for an historic buildings grant

Published Monday 11 December 2006

If you need to undertake repairs in 2007, don’t worry, there’s still time to apply to the New Forest National Park Authority for an historic building grant.

The aim of the scheme is to help maintain the distinctive character of Forest settlements and historic buildings. These can often require specialist skills and materials; this scheme is intended to help towards their costs.

The Authority will be issuing funding until April 2007. A maximum grant of 30 per cent is available with the maximum sum being £2000.

Grants are for the repair of historic fabric and a wide range of buildings are eligible including:

  • Listed buildings
  • Prominent unlisted historic buildings
  • Distinct local buildings
  • Boundary walls and out buildings

Paula Freeland, Head of Environmental Design said: ‘There is still time to apply to the Fund; it’s aimed at supporting those who need to carry out specialist repairs on their properties which can be expensive.

‘The Fund will help preserve the range of buildings that typify the cultural heritage of the New Forest.’

Grant application packs are available from the New Forest National Park and need to be completed with the following information:

  • Recent photographs of the building
  • Specification of works and three quotations
  • Plans and drawings
  • Location map

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Notes to editors:
For a grant application pack or more information about the scheme contact the Building Conservation Team, at the New Forest National Park Authority on 01590 646678.

Media contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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