New grant programmes for Scotland's historic environment. HES has refreshed its grants programmes following public consultation.

A new Partnership Fund has been developed which will provide revenue support to organisations delivering key strategic outcomes which are aligned with HES’s policy aims, and a refreshed place-based funding programme will launch this year, replacing the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

The Heritage & Place Programme, which is the new place-based fund, will open for expressions of interest on Wednesday 30 March 2022. The programme will support the development and delivery of heritage-focused schemes within conservation areas, or alternatively distinctive heritage areas with local authority recognition. To maximise their funding opportunities, applicants will also be encouraged to apply for area-based funding under the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Grants for Heritage programme.

Under the new framework, applicants can request support for interim works which need to be undertaken urgently to secure the future of highly significant heritage assets. There will also be a requirement for applicants to produce a management and maintenance plan for repair grants over £25,000. To read on click here


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