New Funding Available to Help Safeguard Scotland's Historic Environments

The launch of the new Historic Environment Grant fund makes express grants and interim works for heritage assets available to communities for the first time.

£2 million is available to communities across Scotland this year as a new project-based funding scheme was launched by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on Wednesday 15th March. Grants from £1,000 to £500,000 are now available as part of Historic Environment Grants which replaces a number of HES’s previous funding programmes including its Repair Grant and Support Fund schemes.

The funding is open largely to not-for-profit organisations such as charities, local authorities, religious bodies and community groups, to help further support Scotland’s diverse historic building stock, as well as supporting skills and the retrofit agenda.  

There are three funding streams available:

  • express grants of £1,000 to £25,000,
  • small grants of £25,001 to £100,000,
  • large grants of £100,001 to £500,000

Expressions of interest can be submitted throughout the year through the Historic Environment Scotland Grants Portal, and applications will be accepted all year for express grants and three times per year for small and large grants.

To be considered for funding, applicants must be able to show how their project can contribute to key priority areas including engagement, place making, repair and resilience, climate action, skills and the economy.

To find out more about the funding, please click here.