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We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

other sources of funding


Culzean Castle
As well as Historic Scotland, there are several other bodies who may be able to offer funding for activities connected with the historic environment. This section provides brief details of some of the main sources, and suggests  the type of activities they might support, but each has its own rules and procedures and you should consult their own websites and make contact direct.

In some cases, you may be able to assemble a number of grants from different bodies for a single project (for example you may be able to use a Historic Scotland grant as matching funding for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund) although sometimes there will be a limit on how much grant can come from particular types of source (for example many government departments and agencies may cap the total percentage of project funding from all central government).

Contact your local SGRPID (Scottish Government Rural Payments Inspections Directorate) office for advice on sources of funding for historic environment measures in the Scotland Rural Development Programme.