In light of guidance provided by both Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England that the council needs to demonstrate its commitment to heritage regeneration through both policy and practice in order to secure any future external funding, it is proposed that the remit of the existing Gainsborough Growth Fund be expanded so that it may also consider providing grant assistance to tenanted or empty shops located within the eligible area that may be in need of renewal and physical repair and that may have a historic and conservation interest and value.
It is the ambition of West Lindsey District Council to transform the whole of the town centre through heritage-led regeneration and this ambition is described within the Gainsborough Heritage Masterplan. It is important this approach is mirrored within any town centre initiatives. The Gainsborough Shop Front Improvement Scheme will complement this work by addressing the much needed restoration of the existing town centre.
For details of the Scheme and eligibility criteria please download the Application Pack using the link below.
Funding will not be awarded retrospectively for costs already incurred or works that have already started.