Historic Environment Support Fund

Historic Environment Scotland Fund

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The Historic Environment Scotland Fund is now open for applications to provide support for one-off heritage events, small projects and training activities.


This fund is used to support various one-off, heritage-related projects such as:

  • grants for training in traditional skills
  • payment for travel and study costs associated with the use of traditional materials
  • production of heritage publications
  • support for community outreach
  • grants to owners of historic traditional thatched properties to help towards the cost of maintaining roof structures. However, for thatched properties in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar or the Highlands and Islands areas you should apply to your local authority direct.
  • grants to owners of properties included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes for the preparation of landscape management plans to explore the history and development of a site, help plan for the future or manage change appropriately.
  • grants to owners of historic properties of outstanding architectural or historic interest for the preparation of maintenance plans in order to reduce the need for costly repairs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All sorts of projects receive help from the Historic Environment Support Fund, to qualify for consideration a project must.
  • Meet as many of Historic Environment Scotland’s outcomes as possible
  • be non-recurring
  • in the case of Thatching, Landscape Management Plans and Maintenance plans they would expect you to be the owner of the property or long term leasee.


  • Assessment of applications is a competitive process that also takes account of any wider benefits that the project may provide and applications must meet as many of Historic Environment Scotland’s outcomes as possible.
  • They let applicants know of the decision as soon as possible after the batch closing dates but usually within four months.

Source: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/historic-environment-support-fund/#overview_tab