Grant coverage expanded in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust can now accept applications for its Building Repair Grants across a larger part of Aberdeen City Centre.

The Trust grants, which are supported with funding from Historic Environment Scotland, run until March 2021 and have been expanded to take in the whole of the Union Street and Bon Accord, Crown Street Conservation Areas, except where the City Council’s Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme runs.

Applications can be submitted for grants for significant repair and restoration works with funds available to support both residential and commercial buildings where work will be carried out using agreed traditional materials and techniques which are best suited to Aberdeen’s granite heritage.

Building Repair Grants can be appliced for at 50% of the cost of repairs (60% in Priority Areas), plus 75% for shopfronts (85% in Trust Priority Areas). Trust Priority Areas include King Street, Marischal Street, Market Street and Bridge Street amongst others.

Project Officer, Douglas Campbell said:

“We are delighted to expand the Truyst’s grants, which gives a chance for more property owners to benefit from the substantial support than is available. It’s vital that everyone pulls together to ensure that the City Centre remains resilient in the face of current challenges.”

Initial enquiries should be made via the Trust website.