Our 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.
Update on funding availability (October 2020)
Edinburgh World Heritage’s current three-year funding cycle for the Conservation Funding Programme ends on 31st March 2021. As available funds have already been committed, we regret that we are now unable to accept new applications for consideration. We will provide an update on the availability of funds as soon as details have been agreed, which we expect will be early in the New Year.
After reading the guidance notes below, this is the process that follows:
- Fill in our application form
- If eligible, a conservation architect or suitably qualified building surveyor will compose a Conservation Statement for the property
- Our technical staff inspect and assess the property and our Grants Committee decide on the funding
- A detailed scheme design with start and completion dates and costs is drawn up and Edinburgh World Heritage then agrees to the scheme in principle (not yet legally binding)
- Proprietors submit main grant application with tender report, signed legal agreement and proof of approved statutory requirements such as planning permission, listed building consent, building warrant approval. Edinburgh World Heritage agrees costs and makes grant offer
- Work starts on site and professionals make regular grant claims to be submitted to Edinburgh World Heritage
- After completion, photos of work are submitted for record
- Maintenance must be carried out on a regular basis after completion of work