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Repair and Improvement Grants From Highland Council
8 July 08
Grants are available to homeowners who have lived their property for at least 2 years and who use the property as their main residence. Disabled homeowners are automatically entitled for help with certain improvement work provided that the Council is satisfied that the works are necessary.
Crofters are treated as homeowners and additional help may be available to them through the Crofter’s Commission Croft House Grant Scheme.
Landlords may get a grant if they let their property to people who are not members of their family. If they let their property to disabled tenants, they are obliged to carry out certain work.
Tenants can apply to get a grant for any work that is their responsibility under their lease, but they will be required to seek the permission of their landlord.
All grants are awarded at the discretion of The Highland Council but there are works that automatically qualify for grant such as installing a bath or shower, for the first time, specifically for the use of a disabled person.
Works eligible for grant fall into the following categories:
Repairs: This includes re-roofing, re-roughcasting, structural repairs, replacement of lead pipes, replacement or repairs to defective windows & doors
Improvements such as the provision of baths and showers and hot and cold water
Adaptations to meet the needs of disabled occupiers
Council Grant Officers are happy to give general advice on repair and improvements and are able to give sound advice on what assistance the Council may be able to offer.
Anyone wishing to find out more should contact their local grants officer for further details.
Caithness 01408 635325
Inverness 01463 703946
Ross & Cromarty 01349 868498/868651
Nairn 01540 664508
Lochaber 01397 707006
Badenoch & Strathspey 01540 664508
Skye & Lochalsh 01478 612727
Care & Repair
Contacts for this service are:
Association – for the Caithness area
Association – for Inverness, Nairn,
Badenoch & Strathspey
ILM Highland –
for Ross & Cromarty
ILM Highland –
Lochalsh & Skye
Housing Association – for Skye & Lochalsh
Lochaber Care &
Repair – for the Lochaber area