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Conservation grants

Scheme details and application forms

Swadlincote Conservation Area Grant Scheme

63 high Street, Swadlincote, before and afterPartnership Schemes in Conservation Areas are designed to promote conservation-led regeneration. Under the Partnership Scheme for the Swadlincote Conservation Area, English Heritage, South Derbyshire District and Derbyshire County Council will jointly fund grants of up to 80 per cent for authentic restoration and repair for historic buildings thus continuing the work of the Swadlincote Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme (HERS). All the commercial historic buildings and some residential historic buildings in the Swadlincote Conservation Area are included.

Swadlincote  has a fascinating industrial history. Its major period of growth happened in the nineteenth century when the mining and pottery industries flourished. Though the local industries have all but disappeared the associated nineteenth century buildings survive to give Swadlincote the special character it has today. Sadly many of these have been neglected or badly treated in the more recent past. Some have already been transformed with grant assistance under the previous HERS scheme. It is hoped that the current grants will continue to result in such high quality restoration of disfigured buildings and the proper care of those that remain undamaged. 

To see if your building is included and how to apply please see the application form and guidance notes from the related documents section.

Historic building and conservation area grants

36 Main Street, Ticknall before and after the restoration of historic joinery patternsWe have a small annual fund for making discretionary grants of up to 40 per cent (maximum 2,000) for works to historic buildings. All listed buildings and historic buildings that contribute to the character of conservation areas are eligible.

The grants are designed to promote the careful conservative repair of buildings at risk and the restoration of buildings that have lost historic architectural detailing.

To see if your building is included and how to apply please see the application form and guidance notes below:

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Planning Policy
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595821
Online: contact form

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