The historic buildings and streets of Sleaford town centre have a distinctive character and identity, which has been adversely affected by modern developments.
In 2014, Historic England registered the Sleaford Conservation Area as being 'At Risk'. The Sleaford Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA) has emerged as a joint venture between Historic England, North Kesteven District Council and Sleaford Town Council, aiming to enhance the frontages of historic properties along the main commercial streets of the conservation area and tackle their deterioration.
Grants are available to fund up to 80% of the costs for the reinstatement of architectural features (such as traditional shopfronts), and for 60% of the costs for repairs and essential maintenance (including to windows, roofs and rainwater goods), up to £25, 000.
The total budget allocated to the scheme is £315, 000 and funding is still available to conduct works until Summer 2018.
Further information is available through the leaflet (download) or by talking to planning and conservation officers at North Kesteven District Council.