Bassetlaw District Council is currently offering two
- Listed Buildings at Risk Grant
- Partnership Grant Scheme for Tuxford Conservation Area
Listed Buildings at Risk Grant
The principle aim of the scheme is to support works that secure
the repair and regeneration of buildings in Bassetlaw, which are
included on the Nottinghamshire Buildings at Risk Register or
English Heritage’s ‘Heritage at Risk Register’.
The guiding principle behind maintaining the
register is that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and,
specifically, that buildings which are occupied/used and are
regularly maintained rarely fall into the ‘at risk’ category.
The upkeep and proper maintenance of historic
properties remains the responsibility of individual property
owners. We are mindful, however, that the cost of repairing a
listed building is often considerably higher than that for
non-listed properties because of the need to use traditional
building methods and materials.
Eligible buildings include:
- Any listed building in Bassetlaw, which is
included on the current Nottinghamshire Buildings at Risk Register
or English Heritage ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register
and is still to be considered at risk by the Council’s Conservation
- Any listed building not currently identified
on the Buildings at Risk Register, which in the view of the Council
has become immediately ‘at risk’ under the assessment criteria laid
down by English Heritage.
Eligible works include:
- Grant funds will only be given for works, which contribute to
the proper repair of buildings at risk. Any works which are
considered to be purely ‘cosmetic’ repairs or those deemed to be
general maintenance will not be permitted.
- Appropriate building works would include the repair/renewal of
a roof covering, the repair of any building defect and any repairs
to the external fabric essential to make the building water-tight
and weather proof. Works deemed to be caused by intentional neglect
or which, are required by the Council under its statutory powers
will not be eligible.
- Work which involves the investigation into and/or provides an
understanding of the building defects, which have contributed to
the building becoming ‘at risk’ i.e. Structural Reports, Condition
Surveys and Conservation Plans.
- Professional fees relating specifically to the identification
of the defects/problems encountered by the building and how those
defects/problems can be appropriately resolved i.e. the fees of a
qualified surveyor or architect.
Please note that:
The use of a conservation
‘accredited’ professional should be employed for investigatory or
survey work (i.e. Architects Accredited in Building Conservation
(AABC) or Conservation accredited through the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and works to repair the fabric of
buildings should only be carried out by appropriately qualified
tradesmen with experience of undertaking works to historic
If you are interested in applying for a grant
please read the
information for applicants and complete the
application form. If you need any further advice please contact
Simon Britt or Oliver Scott (Conservation Officers) on 01909
Partnership Grant Scheme for Tuxford Conservation Area
Please note: Due to demand new applications are
currently not being accepted.
This grant scheme is funded by Bassetlaw District Council,
Nottinghamshire City Council and English Heritage. It is
specifically for Tuxford Conservation Area for the restoration and
repair of historic buildings in the centre of the village. Further
information can be found under Conservation
Other sources of funding
Other sources of funding may be available
depending on circumstances. Funds for Historic Buildings is a
comprehensive website that includes details of virtually all
substantive funding sources which specialise in historic buildings,
as well as many which provide funding for historic building
projects within a wider remit. Follow this link FFHB for further information.
English Heritage also offers grants but again these will depend on
circumstances and are limited usually to Grade I and II* buildings,
further information can be found at English
Last Updated - 18/12/2012