Year of Coasts and Waters 2020: up to £200,000 funding available for community projects


09 March 2020
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Old Man of Storr
Historic Environment Scotland is encouraging organisations with community-based projects to apply for funding for the Year of Coasts and Waters.

As part of the new 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 heritage. This includes projects which are developing and implementing measures to enhance resilience and adapt to climate change.

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, perhaps 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.

Jane Ryder OBE, Chair of Historic Environment Scotland, said: 'Through this new grant programme, we are encouraging communities not only to celebrate our coasts and waters, but also to explore opportunities to adapt to the effects of climate change and help ensure this important aspect of our heritage is protected for future generations.'

To apply for the Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund, an expression of interest must be made by Thursday 30 April. Applications will close on Sunday 31 May. Find out more here.

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