22 December 2020, 10:33
Brisbane Observatory, Govanhill Baths and The Ridge Foundations CIC are among the latest round of Historic Environment Support Fund recipients
Scotland’s oldest surviving astronomical observatory, one of Glasgow’s most famous community baths and a project to encourage and support skills training to disadvantaged and marginalised groups are just some of the projects set to benefit from funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
£104,888 has been awarded to nine heritage projects as part of the Historic Environment Support Fund, administered by HES. The work being carried out by the recipients will benefit communities across the country, with projects based in Orkney, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway and central Scotland, among others.
The Historic Environment Support Fund is used to support various one-off, heritage-related projects in Scotland and has been running since 2016, with £898,014 distributed since it was launched.
Funding has been awarded to the following projects:
Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said: “From developing and promoting traditional skills to looking for sustainable ways to reuse and repair buildings as well as engaging a wide range of different groups with the historic environment, these projects showcase the diverse impact that heritage has on people’s lives, and the valuable contribution it has on communities up and down the country.
“With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, many of the Support Fund recipients have had to adapt the way in which they carry out their activity in order to continue delivering the invaluable work they do to protect and celebrate our historic environment, and I look forward to seeing the progress unfold as we enter 2021.”
The next application deadline for the Historic Environment Support Fund is Wednesday 31 March 2021. For further information, visit: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/historic-environment-support-fund/