Funding success for heritage and history applications

ELEVEN Scots organisations are sharing, between them, just over £3.5m, awarded by the Scottish Government agency, Historic Environment Scotland.

Says HES, here: “Designed to support a relatively small number of Third Sector organisations, the new fund is available to organisations with established activities closely aligned with HES strategic priorities. This includes projects which have a positive national impact for Scotland’s historic environment or the historic environment sector.”

Among the recipients are the National Trust for Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Scottish Civic Trust.

The full list of recipients reads, as follows:

National Trust for Scotland: £1,062,000 

To support their annual maintenance programme for the next three years. As well as delivering conservation repairs to assets across the NTS estate, there will also be delivery of a training programme to upskill and engage with NTS staff and volunteers to improve knowledge of conservation repairs and practice. 

Keep Scotland Beautiful: £594,495 

To support communities to identify the historic assets that they value which will then form the basis of a programme of community heritage and climate action. 

The SCAPE Trust: £446,007 

The Trust will carry out coastal heritage survey work, focussing on areas not previously surveyed, and working collaboratively with volunteers to consider solutions for how to manage issues resulting from coastal erosion due to climate change. The Trust will also present and promote the work they do on a national and international platform. 

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: £318,236 

To support the continuation of the highly successful Dig It! project which aims to empower new and hard to reach audiences and communities to get involved in archaeology over the next three years by participating in partnership projects. 

Scottish Civic Trust: £304,263 

The funding will support Doors Open Days and the My Place Photography Competition. 

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: £276,060 

To create and deliver a new Regional Research Framework for the Clyde Valley area. 

Scottish Traditional Building Forum: £235,500 

The funding will support activity to encourage careers and skills development, raise the profile of the sector and increase the energy efficiency and impact of investment in traditional buildings. 

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists: £147,926 

To research and provide sector support for different routes into archaeology. 

Heritage Trust Network: £132,348 

To support the Heritage Trust Network activities which are delivered by their dedicated Development Officer for Scotland. 

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: £28,948 

To support the creation of a regional research framework for Scotland’s islands. 

ALGAO Scotland: £21,170 

To support the creation of guidance for materials to be added to museums.  

Pictured: Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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