Make a splash with Historic Environment Scotland’s new funding programme!

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is encouraging organisations with community-based projects to apply for its new Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund which is launching this week for the Year of Coasts and Waters.

As part of the new funding scheme, grants between £3,000 and £20,000 will be available for projects which help communities to protect, promote or engage with Scotland’s coastal or waterway. This includes projects which are developing and implementing measures to enhance resilience to climate change. Up to £200,000 will be available under this fund.

While community groups are encouraged to apply, the scheme is open to all organisations throughout the country. All applicants, however, should demonstrate how their project will benefit the local community. This could be through developing traditional skills, stabilising historic or marine structures, hosting community outreach
and educational activities, or increasing people’s understanding of Scotland’s coasts and waters heritage.

The Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund is a one-off, competitive fund to celebrate Scotland’s themed year and applications will close on Sunday 31 May. To apply for he Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund, an expression of interest must be made by Thursday 30 April.

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