Heritage regeneration schemes
Regeneration schemes for Conservation Areas have been developed by Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Fife Council has been successful in securing funding and has already delivered a number of such schemes in partnership with Fife Historic Buildings Trust:
- West Wemyss Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)
- Kinghorn & Burntisland THI
- Kirkcaldy Riggs THI
- Dysart Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and THI
- Dunfermline CARS
- Kirkcaldy CARS
Further schemes are proposed for conservation areas in Anstruther and Cupar. Private owners can apply for assistance through the Fife Historic Buildings Trust under repective grant schemes to carry out qualifying works to historic buildings within the designated areas. These grants are typically available for:
- Bringing vacant historic floor space back into use
- Repairs to historic buildings in use, including shop front improvements
- Reinstatement of lost architectural detail
Grants are available for approved repairs carried out using traditional materials and skills.
Please note that eligibility for grant does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded. All grants are subject to the availability of funds and to each project meeting the terms and conditions of grant.
Fife Historic Building Trust is a local building preservation trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It was formed in 1997 primarily for the purpose of saving and restoring historic buildings in Fife which are at risk.
The trust has its office in Kinghorn Town Hall following its restoration as part of the Kinghorn and Burntisland scheme.
Contact Lorraine Bell, Trust Manager on 01592 890060 or visit the FHBT website.