WHAT IS THE TRADITIONAL BUILDING REPAIR GRANT?

The Traditional Building Repair Grant (TBRG) is a grant fund managed by Stirling City Heritage Trust (SCHT) to support Traditional Buildings Health Check members undertake eligible building repairs to their traditional properties. The fund is supported by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Stirling Council.

  • Your building must be a current member of the Traditional Buildings Health Check. You will need to have a minimum of 3 months left of your TBHC membership at the time of your grant payment.
  • Eligible buildings will be located within the City of Stirling boundary, listed or unlisted.
  • The proposed works will be identified in the TBHC Inspection Report as Priority 1 and 2.
  • Note, not all works in your report may be eligible, the grant is to support conservation repairs using traditional materials and methods only.

  IMPORTANT: You must have a schedule produced BEFORE approaching contractors for quotes.

This can be prepared by you, an architect/ surveyor. We can also produce a schedule  of repairs for you for a small fee.

Failure to do this could result in:

  • your application being delayed
  • Having to go back to contractors for revised quotes
  • Your application not passing the pre-application stage

There are two grant streams for TBHC members:

Small grant –  This grant runs on a rolling programme, funds permitting, so you can apply at any time.

50% rate to a maximum of £5,000 per building per year. Owners in buildings with multiple owners, such as tenements, can apply for an additional £2,500 per year for works to their individual property, for example windows.

Large grant:

A grant in excess of £5,000 per building, per year may be offered for holistic projects which meet additional outcomes. Applications are scored against evaluation criteria and awarded funding accordingly. Fixed deadlines for applications.

 

WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

There is a two stage application process. Please look at our TBRG: Application Process document below for details. Key points are:

  • Prepare a schedule of work which clearly details the issues which you wish to deal with.
  • Ensure that the contractor is aware of the Technical Guidance as work which does not meet these requirements will not be funded. We expect the highest standards of workmanship.
  • Do not start work until you have your formal grant award and have completed and returned the acceptance form. We do not fund retrospective works.
  • There must be safe access for SCHT staff when the works are on site.
  • Allow plenty of time to apply for the grant and seek quotes. If your work is urgent due to water ingress or a safety issue you should address this. The grant is not suitable for emergency works.
  • Obtain 3 comparable quotes only once you have passed the pre-application stage. 

 

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE

Please contact the TBHC if you wish to arrange a post-inspection meeting to discuss your works with a TBHC Inspector. If you would like more information on the grant, refer to the documents below and contact the Trust’s Grants Officer on 01786 498462. Pre-application forms are available on request from the Grants Officer.

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