Restore Grants

The Restore is a discretionary grant to assist with the cost of bringing a long-term empty property back into use as an affordable rented dwelling. In return grant aid conditions will apply.


The property must be a dwelling (bungalow, house, flat) and has to have been empty and unoccupied for at least 6 months.

Qualifying works

  • Minor repairs
  • Decoration
  • Garden clearance
  • Minor improvements
  • Energy Efficiency works to ensure the property meets the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard
  • Rewiring
  • Fees
  • Works to ensure the property meets the Decent Home Standard

The type and level of financial support

Assistance provided by way of a grant (subject to conditions) up to a value of £10,000 (including all fees and VAT at the prevailing rate).

In return for the investment of public funds the property must be let for a minimum of 24 months at an affordable rent to a customer on our housing waiting list.

Property Charges

A land charge will be registered for the grant.

If the applicant disposes of the property within 5 years, such part of the grant that exceeds £5,000 shall be re-payable in full up to a maximum of £10,000

If the applicant disposes of the property within 6-10 years, the grant amount re-payable shall depreciate by 20% per year.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete our online enquiry form.

Apply Online for Restore Grant

Should you require any further information please contact or ask for the Private Sector Housing Team via telephone 01362 656870.


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Last updated: 05/07/2021 10:23:44