One of the key roles of Stirling City Heritage Trust is to distribute grant funding. Primarily this is to help building owners undertake appropriate repair of their traditional buildings.
We also carry out outreach work to raise awareness in the heritage of Stirling, and from time to time offer grants to other groups to undertake heritage projects that benefit the wider community.
A Vision for the City of Stirling’s Historic Environment
The Trust’s vision for the City of Stirling for 2012-18 is to focus its core grant strategy within Stirling City Centre. In partnership with the communities, organisations and businesses within the city centre and through funding initiatives and outreach work we will contribute to the economic growth, resilience and regeneration of the City of Stirling.
The Trust will also carry forward the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme pilot project increasing membership throughout the Stirling City Boundary. Our Traditional Building Repair Grants will support members to take a proactive approach to property repair and maintenance, to improve the condition of Stirling’s traditional buildings.
The Trust has operated a number of grants schemes since 2005. Our Large Scale and Small Scale Conservation Grant scheme operated until 2012 and helped owners to tackle roof repairs, sash and case window refurbishment and masonry repairs. Through this scheme the Trust assisted 178 buildings with 287 grants. Our Community Heritage & Environment Grant Scheme allowed local organisations to apply for funding to deliver local community projects such as the renovation of the King’s Park Memorial Fountain.
Since 2012, our core funding has been concentrated on the City Centre where grant funding supports economic regeneration and tackles issues such as vacancy. The Trust has been working with local owners on its King Street Funding Initiative, aimed at repair and enhancement of this key historic street at the traditional commercial heart of Stirling.
The Trust is also assisting Historic Environment Scotland in promoting better maintenance and appropriate repair of traditional buildings through the innovative pilot project the Traditional Buildings Health Check. Members of this scheme have the opportunity to apply for the Traditional Buildings Repair grant.
All our grants are awarded at the discretion of the Trust and are subject to meeting eligibility criteria and whether funds are available.