Perth City Heritage Fund

Regeneration Through Conservation

Following the restoration of city status to Perth in 2012, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust has been encouraging the conservation of Perth’s historic buildings through the Perth City Heritage Fund (PCHF), a scheme funded by the Scottish Government regeneration strategy for cities through Historic Environment Scotland. PCHF’s aim is to foster economic regeneration by grant-assisting owners of historic buildings within the Perth Central and Kinnoull Conservation Areas with the costs of high quality repairs to their homes using traditional materials and best conservation practice.

The Perth City Heritage Fund has now fully committed its third term of funding from Historic Environment Scotland which began in 2018 and ended in March 2021. Phase 3 has been targeting comprehensive repairs to historic tenements in multiple ownership; repairs to historic buildings used or owned by local charities; and unused or under-used historic buildings to bring them back into use. Further funding for 2021-22 is anticipated and will be announced here in due course.

The PCHF Story

The first phase of Perth City Heritage Fund ran from 2012-2015 providing grant assistance to 22 projects. To date, a further 26 projects have been completed through tranche 2, investing over £2 million in the conservation and repair of Perth’s historic buildings.

The first two phases of the PCHF ran between 2012-2015 and 2015-2018 and provided £1.1m of grant assistance to 48 projects, drawing in a total investment of over £2.5 million to the conservation and repair of Perth’s historic buildings. These phases targeted projects with the greatest economic benefit to Perth’s historic environment and included empty, under-used or dilapidated buildings in particular. Demand for the scheme has been so high that both phases were fully subscribed.

Why not take a closer look at how PCHF is making a difference to Perth through some of our case study examples or explore the project map below.

Project Partners

Historic Tenement Repairs

Empty & Underused Buildings

Shop Fronts

Small Grants

For further guidance on best conservation practice see the HES Advisory Standards of Conservation Repair for the Historic Building Environment of Scotland or visit our Information and Advice page.

Interested in applying for a Grant?

We are now inviting enquiries for grant assistance for consideration for future phases of the Perth City Heritage Fund.

If you are in the process of developing a project and would like it to be considered for grant assistance, please get in touch through the pre-application enquiry form at the bottom of the page. We encourage enquiries as early as possible in a project’s development to ensure that the proposed works are eligible. We’ll consider both large and small projects which meet the principle objectives of the scheme and the funding criteria. Please be aware that Grant priorities and terms and conditions have changed from previous phases of the scheme.

Please review the Grant Guidelines and Summary of Standard Conditions for more information on funding themes and eligibility prior to making your enquiry.

Should you need any further assistance or have any questions please contact the Fund Manager Sara Carruthers on 01738 477093 or email.

Training and Events
Other Potential Grant Sources
PCHF Pre-Application Enquiry Form
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Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Lower City Mills,
West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP

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All content © PKHT unless otherwise stated. Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (Scottish Charity No. SC003139) and a company, limited by guarantee, established in 1988 to promote, preserve, maintain and enhance the historical, architectural and constructional heritage of Perth and Kinross (Company No.111258). The Company's Registered Office is: Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP.

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