HES launches £2.6 million recovery fund for Scotland’s historic environment sector

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a new £2.6 million fund to support the recovery of Scotland’s historic environment sector from the impacts of COVID-19, with applications opening on Monday 12 October.

The Historic Environment Recovery Fund has two funding streams available which organisations can apply to for grants from £10,000 - £100,000.

The Reopening Historic Buildings and Sites stream is open to organisations which manage historic buildings and sites that are normally open to the public at least 28 days per year.

As part of this stream, funding is available to help with reopening to the public, from urgent repairs and maintenance to PPE equipment and minor physical adaptions to enable social distancing. Organisations can also apply for funding to assist with training for staff and volunteers as well as activities to re-engage communities with their local heritage sites as they reopen.

The Sector Resilience and Recovery stream is open to any organisation which delivers significant outcomes for Scotland’s historic environment.

Further information here

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