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Following the restoration of city status to Perth in 2012, resources for a buildings repair scheme became available through the Scottish Government’s regeneration strategy for cities. The Perth City Heritage Fund is now is now nearing the end of its second funding term from Historic Environment Scotland,beginning in 2015 and ending in 2018. The second phase of the scheme has made £600,000 of partnership funding available to building owners within the conservation areas of the city and is being 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 providing grant assistance to 21 projects. To date, a further 25 projects have been completed through tranche 2, investing over £2 million in the conservation and repair of Perth's historic buildings. Since 2012, PCHF has:-
Why not take a closer look at how PCHF is making a different to Perth through some of our case study examples - Historic Tenement Repairs, Empty Buildings, Shop Fronts and Smaller projects - or explore the map below for a full directory of the projects that we've grant assisted.
NEWS FLASH: Applications for grant assistance in the current tranche of the Perth City Heritage Fund (2015-2018) are now closed. The Trust is submitting a bid for a third tranche of funding which, if successful, will be operational from April 2018. If you would like a project to be considered as part of this future tranche, please get in touch through the Contact Us page.
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.