Friday, 3 September 2010


Ramsgate building owners still have time to apply for funding to help repair historic buildings along the town’s seafront.

The Ramsgate Townscape Heritage Initiative began at the end of 2007, funded jointly by Thanet District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to encourage the conservation, regeneration and enhancement of historic buildings along the waterfront of Ramsgate, by giving out grants for work. A total of £1.5 million was allocated to the scheme and money is still available. However, anyone who wants to make an application needs to do so by the end of May 2011 and the work must be completed by November 2012.

Cllr. Simon Moores, Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Regulatory Services, said: “The scheme has already been a great success, but there’s still more money left. We want as many people as possible to take advantage of it and help to improve the appearance of the town’s beautiful seafront. It’s already one of the more successful schemes, according to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has already made a big difference to the overall appearance of the area. With money still available, if you haven’t come forward already, now’s the time to do so.”

To date, 37 offers have been made, with work, to date, completed on 24 buildings and a further 10 projects currently on site. Ten more grant offers are currently under negotiation. Notable successes to date include 20 Albion Hill, 1 Paragon, 3 Kent Terrace, 13 York Terrace and 23-24 Paragon.

Grants can be used to support a wide range of work, including building repair, reinstating historical architectural details and bringing currently vacant floor space within historic buildings back into use. Whether a property is eligible depends on its exact location and the amount of grant available depends on the type of work being carried out. Building owners must apply for grants before starting any work.

To find out more about the Ramsgate Townscape Heritage Initiative scheme and for an application form, visit

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive and anonymous derogatory comments about real people will be deleted. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts.

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.