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Following the restoration of city status to Perth in 2012 resources for a building repair scheme became available through the Scottish Government’s regeneration strategy for cities. The Perth City Heritage Fund is now into its second funding term from Historic Environment Scotland which will run from 2015-2018. The scheme has £600,000 of partnership funding available for buildings within the conservation areas of the city and is managed by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust in conjunction with Perth and Kinross Council. The grants are aimed at assisting owners with the cost of carrying out comprehensive repairs using traditional materials in accordance with best conservation practice. For further guidance on best conservation practice see our Information and Advice page.
The first phase of Perth City Heritage Fund ran from 2012-2015. Out of 25 grants offered, 21 projects are practically complete and examples can be seen on the other pages on the drop down menu. The completed projects mean that since 2012, the PCHF has:-
For more information on the Fund and to check whether your repair may be eligible download our FREE leaflet.
This scheme is now closed to new applications.
Historic Building Grants are awarded towards building work on Statutory Listed Buildings and buildings in Conservation Areas which involve the repair, conservation or restoration of architectural features using traditional materials and techniques. Examples include slate-work, sash and case window repairs, cast iron finials and decorative railings, stone carving, stained glass windows, lime mortars and harling.
The Friends of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust has been providing sums of up to £100 to local groups in support of heritage projects across Perth and Kinross. To date, a total of £1,225.71 has been committed by the fund and has supported members of the Abernyte Heritage Group to gain dry-stane walling training; Kinross Museum to continue their Old Kirkgate Churchyard Project; Dunning Community Trust to install interpretation at Kincladie Wood, Dunning Parish Historical Society to produce a village leaflet; Breadalbane Historical Society to host local lectures; Arngask Old Graveyard Preservation Group to carry out conservation study, and small scale archaeological excavation by PLUS Perth, a member-led mental health charity covering Perth and Kinross.
A summary report providing more information about the projects that have been supported is available to view and download using the button below.
Applications to the Community Grand Fund are now closed.