Funding is being offered to help bring some of the empty properties in the Broxtowe borough back into use.
There still are more than 1,000 homes standing empty in the borough which could benefit from the funding from the National Empty Homes loan fund.
The initiative between Broxtowe Borough Council, the charity Empty Homes, central government and the Ecology Building Society will provide loans of up to £15,000 to owners of empty properties to help bring them back into affordable use.
Apply for the loan through the council. Ring 0115 917 3554 or email email@example.com.