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Edinburgh World Heritage/Funding & Advice

Edinburgh World Heritage’s vision is that the World Heritage Site is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. One way in which we support this vision is through a Conservation Funding Programme, which is funded by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The funding is for the conservation of buildings and public spaces in and around the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, helping retain the authenticity and integrity of our remarkable historic city.

Funding is available according to property ownership: grants for private owners and commercial buildings (up to 70% of eligible works) and project funding for public, community or charitable organisations (20% to 40% of eligible works).


Edinburgh World Heritage provides advice and support for owners of historic homes in maintaining their building. And, as a partner of the RENFORUS initiative – Renewable Energy Futures for UNESCO Sites – we’ve compiled info on energy efficiency solutions that can improve the thermal performance of historic buildings, reduce carbon emissions and lower fuel bills.

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