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Welsh Government Valleys Taskforce Empty Property Grant

The Welsh Government, through the Valleys Taskforce Area programme, have introduced an Empty Property Grant to assist owners bringing empty properties back into use.

The scheme is available for owner occupiers of properties that have been empty for more than 6 months.

The grant will fund works to make the property warm, safe, secure and free from Category 1 hazards defined within the Housing Health and Safety Rating system. 

There is grant available for up to £20,000, with applicants expected to contribute 15% of the costs. Applicants will be required to carry out the works using their own appointed builder.

The scheme is limited to empty properties located within the Valleys Taskforce boundary area. Areas of Swansea within this boundary include Glais, Clydach, CraigCefn Parc, Felindre and Pontardulais.

Enquiries relating to this grant are to be made to Rhondda Cynon Taff Council on behalf of Welsh Government via https://gov.wales/valleys-taskforce-empty-homes or telephone 01443 281118.

 

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