Repair grants for older buildings

Only Traditional Buildings Health Check members can apply for our repair grants for older buildings. The Traditional Building Repair Grant is managed by Stirling City Heritage Trust. Find out:

  • If you're eligible
  • How much funding is available
  • How to apply.

Repair Grants for Older Buildings

Is my older property eligible for grant funding?

Traditional Building Repair Grant

  • 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 membership at the time of your grant payment.
  • You will need to have had an inspection carried out by our team to assess the condition of your property
  • The proposed works will be identified in the inspection report as Priority 1 and 2.
  • Eligible buildings will be located within the City of Stirling boundary, listed or unlisted.
  • Note: not all works in your report may be eligible, the grant is to support conservation repairs using traditional materials and methods only.

How much grant funding is available?

There are two grant streams for our members:

Small repair grant

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

Our small repair grants for older buildings are set at 50% of eligible repair works up to a maximum of £5,000 per building per year. For example, on a building in shared ownership, that would be £5,000 in total for any common repairs which would be divided between members of the Traditional Buildings Health Check.

Owners in traditional buildings with multiple owners, such as tenements, can apply for an additional £2,500 per year for works to their individual property, for example sash and case window repairs.

Large repair 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.  There are fixed deadlines for applications

How do I apply for a Traditional Building Repair Grant

There is a two-stage application process.

Pre-application stage

  • Firstly you’ll need to be a current member of Traditional Buildings Health Check and have had an inspection carried out.
  • to prepare a schedule of work which clearly details the issues which you wish to deal with.


  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


If your pre-application is successful you'll be able to progress to the second-stage:

  • to gain any relevant permissions or Listed Building Consent
  • to 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.
  • three comparable quotes from building contractors only once you have passed the pre-application stage. 

Members should not start work until you have your formal grant award and have completed and returned the acceptance form. We do not fund retrospective repair works.

There must be safe access for Stirling City Heritage Trust 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.

How to find out more

Please contact the Traditional Buildings Health Check if you wish to arrange a post-inspection meeting to discuss your works with one of our inspectors. 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.

Further information can be found in our grant funding guidance below:

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