Repairs grant now open for Stirling’s traditional buildings

The Traditional Building Repair Grant (TBRG) is now open to members of the Traditional Buildings Health Check. The last round of grant funding awarded over £44,000 to traditional properties in the Stirling City boundary for building repair works.

Stirling City Heritage Trust (SCHT) manages the grant fund, which supports Traditional Buildings Health Check members to undertake eligible building repairs to their traditional properties. The fund is supported by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Stirling Council.

This year the application process has been updated and includes a pre-application stage. If you are a member and wish to apply, please check the eligibility criteria and review the application process and guidance in the members area.

  • 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.

There are two grant streams for members:

  • Small grant: 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. The grant runs on a rolling programme, funds permitting, so you can apply at any time.
  • 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.

For anyone who is not a member and is thinking of applying for the grant, you can join the Traditional Buildings Health Check online. Alternatively, if you want to find out more there is an event on the grant on 24 January at Smith Art Gallery.