Grants are available for the maintenance and repair of the roofs of historic traditional thatched buildings in Scotland.
Grants of up to 50% for applicants are available, and of up to 85% for applicants receiving both Council Tax relief and Income Support.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the new lead public body for the country’s historic environment. It brings together Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland.
Historic Environment Scotland provides grant funding to owners of traditional buildings to maintain and repair traditional thatching.
The funding is intended for the maintenance of their roof structures, including complete re-thatching, any necessary repairs to roofing divots and minor repairs to roof timbers.
The proposed work must be approved and a grant offer issued before any work commences on a property.
Owners of historic traditional thatched properties in Scotland are eligible to apply.
Applicants must provide the remainder of costs from other sources.
Financial assistance may be provided towards the cost of maintaining roof structures, including complete re-thatching, any necessary repairs to roofing divots and minor repairs to roof timbers.
Applications may be made at any time.
Application forms are available to download from the Historic Scotland website.
For thatched properties located in the Western Isles or Highland regions, all enquiries and applications must be made directly to Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar or Highland Council respectively. Historic Scotland administers the thatching scheme in all other areas.