Financial assistance available to support training to raise standards in the conservation, repair and maintenance of historic buildings in Scotland.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available. However, competition is very high. The sponsoring body prefers to assess the criteria of a project prior to the applicant submitting a bid.
Grants may be available to cover the travel costs of individuals participating in national or international work placements, if the applicant can demonstrate a clear and sustainable benefit to building conservation in Scotland. Funds for this are very limited, therefore those who believe they have a strong case should contact Historic Scotland to discuss this further.
Historic Scotland (HS) safeguards Scotland's historic environment and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
A limited budget is available for small grant awards to support the conservation sector in Scotland through the Traditional Skills and Materials Group's Conservation Training Grants Scheme.
The main aims and objectives with regard to conservation are:
- The improvement of conservation skills and knowledge in Scotland.
- The promotion of awareness of conservation in Scotland.
- The maintenance and improvement of technical standards of conservation practice in Scotland.
Bodies or individuals in receipt of Historic Scotland funding are not eligible for a Conservation Group Training Grant.
Applicants for primary (further or higher education) courses cannot be accepted.
Grants are available to the conservation sector in Scotland, who are involved in evaluating, specifying and undertaking works to building fabric.
Only private sector bodies or individuals may apply, and commercial enterprises must have an annual turnover of less than £4 million per annum.
Grants are normally at the level of 50% of the total estimated cost, including fees, travel and subsistence, up to a maximum of £1,000.
The grant scheme aims to raise technical standards in the conservation, repair and maintenance of the traditionally built environment in Scotland. The focus is on supporting those involved in evaluating, specifying and undertaking works to building fabric to extend their knowledge and skills base.
Limited funding is available to individuals working in conservation in Scotland to support their education and development. The scheme will cover attendance at training courses only.
Applications may be made at any time.
Frequency: Ongoing programme.
Link to guidelines:
Applicants should contact the Traditional Skills and Materials Group at Historic Scotland for further information.