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Maintenance Plan Grants

Mount Stuart
Modest spending on regular maintenance can reduce the need for costly repairs, protect the fabric of your building and save you money in the longer term.

Historic Scotland can award grants for the preparation of maintenance plans for historic buildings that we consider are of outstanding architectural or historic interest and where we consider it beneficial for the building to have its own maintenance plan.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be organisations or individuals who have a legal responsibility for the repair of a historic building.  Applicants will normally need to own the building or hold a full repairing lease – which has at least 21 years to run.  You need to demonstrate that your property is open to the public for at least 25 days per year.


We consider applications once a year and these should be submitted by the deadline of 30 November. We will award grants at rates of up to 75% of the cost of preparing a maintenance plan prepared by a suitably accredited professional adviser. The maximum grant for each application is £6,000.

How to apply

Or download and complete the following PDF icon application form [pdf, 124kb] and return it by post to the address below:

Historic Scotland
Investment and Projects Team
Room 2.6
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: 0131 668 8801

If you submit your application by email, please note that we will require a signed hard copy of the Declaration page by post.


PDF icon Maintenance Merit Bands [pdf, 33kb]
PDF icon Maintenance Notes [pdf, 125kb]

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Investment and Projects Team
Room 2.6, Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8801