I need to undertake some further structural investigation to work out the most appropriate method of repair. This will mean I cannot obtain tenders for the work and obtain an accurate cost for the project. What do you advise?

You can still apply for a grant. Ask your lead professional adviser to fill in the project costs table on the application form as well as they can. Include a contingency to cover cost uncertainty. Any grant offer will be made on the basis of the information in the costs table, but this may be revised later, if necessary, once further details are obtained and project costs are more accurately defined. You can add the cost of the further investigative work in your application if you do not have sufficient funds to pay for it.

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