HISTORIC buildings and sites across South Derbyshire are set to be spruced up as a result of thousands of pounds in funding grants.
More than £50,000 is set to be spent on improving a range of places across the district as part of the Swadlincote Conservation Area Partnership Scheme (SCAPS) and the Historic Buildings and Conservation Grants Fund.
West Street Methodist Church in Swadlincote is to be offered £23,579 towards the cost of replacing 18 windows, doors and a frontage.
A site at 62 High Street will be handed £7,135 for alterations to signage, windows and external joinery.
John Burnton will be awarded £5,057 for work at 61 to 63 High Street for a range of improvements.
Brickwork and guttering repairs costing £2,888 look set to take place at 34 Church Street.
Hill Street Baptist Church is set to receive £1,341 for repairs to brickwork and repointing works.
The total of £40,000 will be come from English Heritage (£30,000) and Derbyshire County Council (£10,000) as part of SCAPS.
Well Lane, in Repton, has also been earmarked for a £2,000 grant for work in the surrounding area.
Dame Catherine Harpur’s School, in Ticknall, will be handed £2,000 for a set of new doors and windows across the site.
This is part of a much larger scheme worth nearly £70,000.
St Giles Church, in Cauldwell, is set to get £2,000 for roof repairs.
Parts of Melbourne High Street will be refurbished with a £1, 160 grant.
The market place in the town is also set to benefit to the tune of £2,000 for new windows.
These projects are all set to be handed the cash after the payments are approved at a meeting of the South Derbyshire District Council heritage sub-committee later this month.