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Kirkwall THI Property Grants

What Grant Funding is Available for my Property?

Grant funding through KTHI has been available in stages, the first and second rounds are now complete and the projects allocated funding are now being progressed.

Currently there is a third round of funding has just closed (end of Feb 2016). More funding for further grants may be available later in 2016/17.

Grant funding has been available for external improvements using traditional construction methods and natural materials for residential and commercial buildings within the Kirkwall Conservation Area.

To qualify for grant your property has to be in the Kirkwall conservation area.

The funding available is focused on:

  • Property owners that bring vacant space within the Kirkwall conservation area back into use.
  • Grants for property owners for building repairs or restoration of architectural detail within.
  • Grants for shop owners who want to restore/repair their shop fronts in a style appropriate to the period of the building.

The grant can cover the cost of hiring an agent to undertake designs, specifications, secure statutory consents, gather building quotes/tenders and on-site project management.

The Kirkwall THI offers grant funding towards the eligible costs of a building project only. Grant recipients and their agents are responsible for direct project management, quality of work, builder and neighbour liaison etc.

For any further information or queries please contact the Kirkwall THI team on 01856886468. Email the team or call by the KTHI office, 15 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1DN.

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