Regeneration Through Conservation
Since the restoration of city status to Perth in 2012, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust has been encouraging the conservation of Perth’s historic buildings through the Perth City Heritage Fund (PCHF), a scheme funded by the Scottish Government through Historic Environment Scotland. As part of their regeneration strategy for cities. The PCHF’s aim is to encourage sustainable economic and social recovery within the Perth Central and Kinnoull Conservation Areas by grant-assisting owners of historic buildings with the costs of high quality repairs to their homes using traditional materials and best conservation practice.
The greenest building is one already in existence. In order to address the current climate emergency, it is essential that all building owners make the best use of existing embodied carbon, and minimise the environmental cost of new construction through the repair, reuse and retrofit of their traditional buildings. This will lead to lower carbon emissions in Scotland and achieve our net-zero commitments. The 2023-2026 fund is currently open for applications and the Trust welcomes enquiries either through the form below or by telephone. Enquiries are particularly encouraged about comprehensive repairs to historic tenements in multiple ownership; repairs to historic buildings used or owned by local charities; and unused or under-used historic buildings to bring them back into use.
See below for more information about the grant programme and criteria.