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  • Architectural Heritage Fund - Grant Programmes

    Created: 21/04/2021

    The Architectural Heritage Fund can provide grants, subject to eligibility, to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs for projects based in Scotland. Supported by funding from Historic Environment Scotland.

    The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site. To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward.This grant can offer up to £40,000. Average award is £15,000.

    Project Viability Grants (PVG) are to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition, and usually produce a Viability Report to a standard template. Successful completion of this will be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding, and can be used to secure further funding elsewhere. This grant can offer up to £10,000. Average award is £6,000.

    Who can apply?

    To apply for a grant, you must be a not-for-private-profit organisation. In Scotland, you can apply for projects located anywhere: in cities, towns, or rural areas.

    Your organisation must be one of the following not-for-private-profit organisations or lowest tiers of local government:

    • Unincorporated organisations that are intending to incorporate (for Project Viability Grants only)
    • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs or SCIOs)
    • Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee
    • Charitable Community Benefit Societies
    • Community Benefit Societies
    • Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
    • Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee
    • Parish and Town Councils

    More information and application.

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