Building repair grant scheme launches in Cupar

A grant pot of approximately £560,000 is available for properties within a designated area at the heart of the Cupar Conservation Area. Grants can support sensitive repairs to historic buildings using traditional materials and skills, as well as the reinstatement of appropriate architectural details such as improvements to historic shop fronts

Attendees will have the chance to speak to the team about the scheme at a drop in event that will take place at County Buildings in Cupar on Wednesday 27 May from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The scheme is funded by Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Cupar Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) programme.

Depute Council Leader Lesley Laird, spokesperson for Economy and Planning said: “Cupar has a superb architectural heritage, reflected in its many listed historic buildings and large Conservation Area. These historic buildings need regular care and attention. This grant scheme is designed to help property owners and occupiers to repair and conserve the historic fabric and traditional appearance of their buildings.”

A range of activities will be delivered in parallel with the grant scheme, including traditional skills training for local contractors, events and training for homeowners, and free energy efficiency audits for historic properties within the Cupar Conservation Area.

Those who can’t make the event but would like to know more should contact Fife Historic Buildings Trust on (01592) 890060 or email fiona@fifehistoricbuildings.org.uk for more information or to request a grant pack.


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