THI Offering Grants to Prescot Properties

By on Friday, May 24, 2013

Prescot_town_centre_conservation_area_priority_clusters_mapTown centre traders, businesses, charities, landlords and home-owners may be eligible for grants from the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Project leaders have identified two “priority clusters” (pictured) within the Conservation Area, where restoration and repairs are most needed to bring buildings and public spaces into line with Prescot’s traditional character and heritage. They include most of the pedestrianised part Eccleston Street, and the historic Market Place, once a vibrant centre of trade in the town.

Areas outside the clusters but still within the Conservation Area will be eligible, but not a priority.

To qualify for funding, applicants must have at least ten years remaining on their property lease and demonstrate that the project will fulfil the THI’s aim of preserving and enhancing the town centre. They must also meet guidelines that include energy conservation, high standards of workmanship, and local sourcing of materials and labour.

Grants can cover up to 75% of repairs, as much as 90% of restoration of details and features, and an average of 60% of the cost of putting vacant floorspace, such as first floors, back into use. Successful applicants will work in tandem with the THI and Knowsley Council to plan and carry out their project.

More information about how to apply is available at

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