These pages provide information on grant assistance available to help homeowners and, in some circumstances, tenants, repair, improve or adapt their homes.
Our Housing Renewal Strategy explains in more detail how each grant type can be applied for. A summary of the current strategy and the assistance available to qualifying households is available to download below: Private Housing Renewal Strategy (pdf 1996kb)
The full strategy document can be viewed at our offices.
Grants currently under reviewThe council is currently reviewing its Housing Renewal Strategy with the intention of introducing a revised strategy in April 2014. This may impact on the availability of certain grant types in the interim period. If you contact the council with a view to registering a grant enquiry for any of the grant types highlighted below as being 'under review', officers will be able to provide you with an update on the current position.
Grants currently available
A mandatory grant administered by us providing grant funding for adaptations to enable disabled persons to continue living in their own homes.
Available to qualifying householders whose property, on inspection, is found to be unfit for human habitation.
This grant is aimed at helping owner-occupiers on low incomes to carry out essential and emergency repairs to their homes.
A discretionary grant awarded to domestic dwellings found to be unfit for human habitation.
Available to landlords of established HMOs, whose property requires work to provide adequate fire precautions and means of escape from fire.
We offer financial assistance to landlords to help bring empty properties up to the current decent home standard in line with current Government regulations and back into use for letting.
Grants are available from the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme for qualifying owner-occupiers, landlords and tenants for insulation works and heating installations.