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Become a Friend of Edinburgh World Heritage

By becoming a Friend of Edinburgh World Heritage, you are making a critical difference in helping us conserve and promote Edinburgh’s extraordinary Old and New Towns World Heritage Site. 

Your support helps us to conserve and promote Scotland’s capital city, funding important conservation work, so that Edinburgh’s irreplaceable heritage can be enjoyed by all, now and for generations to come.


Young person (25 and under)

£25 per year



£30 per year



£50 per year



£200 per year or 
£20 per month

Annual information pack

Exclusive e-mails

Includes prior notice of grant programmes and supporter-only promotions

Quarterly newsletter

Events programme

Includes advance notice


Discounted ticket per event


Discounted ticket per event


Discounted tickets per event


Discounted tickets per event

Annual Christmas event


Free ticket

Exclusive annual reception in Acheson House Community Garden

Exclusive walking tour of EWH projects

Acknowledgement on website

Become a Business Supporter

Edinburgh’s World Heritage Status is at the heart of its identity, economy, and environmental goals and a key contributor to Edinburgh’s extraordinary high quality of life, making it an ideal place to do business and a place where a highly skilled and creative workforce wants to live and develop their careers.

We are passionate about deepening and strengthening the close historic bonds between Edinburgh and its businesses by ensuring that all who care about Edinburgh can play a significant part in its conservation today, and as a business supporter you will be joining an international community of World Heritage champions.

By donating to Edinburgh World Heritage or becoming a Business Supporter, Member, or Partner you are making a capital investment in Edinburgh’s historic environment, protecting and enhancing what makes the city unique, and keeping Scotland’s capital a world-leading place to live, visit, and do business.

Levels of Support

Minimum of. £10k / year

Minimum of £10k/year or new agreed income generation system

  • Front page celebration on our website
  • Logo on streetscape banners
  • Celebration and promotion at events
  • Personal contact and collaboration with Edinburgh World Heritage’s Director
  • In-person talk by a member of the Senior Management Team at one of your events once per year
  • Half-day training on conservation, energy efficiency, or historic building consent for your staff
  • On-site volunteering opportunities for your team
  • Exclusive Edinburgh walking tour for your team once per year

£1,200 / year

  • Conditional use of Edinburgh World Heritage’s logo on your website and select communications
  • Annual corporate reception event
  • Annual informal networking event at Acheson House garden
  • Discounted access for staff at Edinburgh World Heritage events

Access to the following optional extras:

  • Access to Acheson House library (£100 p/a)
  • In-person talk by a member of the Senior Management Team at one of your events (£850)
  • Half-day training on conservation, energy efficiency, or historic building consent for your staff (£80/staff member, min 8 people)
  • Official sponsor of an EWH members event (£300)
  • Celebrated supporter of our Gala Dinner (£1000)
  • Highly celebrated Associate Sponsor of Gala Dinner (£7000)

£400 / year

  • Coffee-table plaque
  • Celebration on our website

Other ways you can help

Sponsor an event: if you’re interested in sponsoring one of our monthly events, our bi-annual gala dinner, or any of our programming, please reach out to our donor engagement manager Cyril Langston at

Your support enables:

Conservation of a historic city: Edinburgh is a unique city and is saturated with history. Through funding and facilitating conservation work on historic buildings and spaces we ensure that the historic fabric of the city is protected.

Historic city management: we work in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Environment Scotland, providing expert, independent advice on how to protect the World Heritage Site.

Outreach with under-represented groups: this work has included engaging children and young people in heritage through our graveyards projects, working with other charities to explore what heritage means to young women of colour, and working with the d/Deaf community to promote the Deaf history of Edinburgh.

Net Zero support: through our energy efficiency retrofit work and Climate Emergency Grants we are making Edinburgh’s historic buildings more environmentally-friendly and more resilient to the changing climate. The greenest buildings are those that have already been built, and we are proving that heritage and cutting-edge approaches to the climate emergency go hand-in-hand to help us collectively to reach Net Zero targets.

For more information please reach out to Cyril Langston at

If you would like to know more about becoming a Friend of Edinburgh World Heritage, please contact us directly.