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Applying for funding

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.


After reading the guidance notes below, this is the process that follows:

  1. Fill in our application form
  2. If eligible, a conservation architect or suitably qualified building surveyor will compose a Conservation Statement for the property
  3. Our technical staff inspect and assess the property and our Grants Committee decide on the funding
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. Work starts on site and professionals make regular grant claims to be submitted to Edinburgh World Heritage
  7. After completion, photos of work are submitted for record
  8. Maintenance must be carried out on a regular basis after completion of work

Guidance Notes

The guidance notes explain what we fund, how we fund it, our priorities for funding, basic steps to successfully completing a project and our conditions for funding. Please read through them carefully before applying.

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