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voluntary sector funding

The voluntary sector is recognised as a fundamental part of Scottish society and a varied list of organisations have long provided crucial support to the Scottish government in its efforts to conserve the historic environment.

PDF icon Download Historic Scotland's Voluntary Sector Policy [PDF, 252kb].

The provision of grants to voluntary bodies to carry out specific activities/projects are an essential part of our wider efforts to safeguard Scotland's historic environment and promote its understanding and enjoyment. The Scottish government through Historic Scotland is fully committed to providing support to the voluntary sector by the way our direct funding programme and through the commitments outlined in our operational policy paper, which was drawn up following consultation with the sector.

Who can apply?

Voluntary Sector Organisations that provide services or input to the Historic Environment Sector.


Applications for funding assistance must be submitted by 30th September each year and are appraised against Historic Scotland’s agreed priorities. Informal decisions should be notified to applicants by 31st December and formal offers of grant will follow thereafter.

How to apply

Applications for Voluntary Sector Funding are currently closed.

Contact us

Jennifer Storrie
Project Manager
Historic Scotland
Investment & Projects Team
Rm 2.6, Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8815