Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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The Architectural Heritage Fund - Heritage Impact Fund


The Heritage Impact Fund offers tailored, flexible loans to charities, social enterprises and community businesses that want to acquire, reuse or redevelop historic or architecturally important buildings in the UK.

Projects can focus on buildings that are listed, in a Conservation Area, or of special significance to the local community. They should be financially viable and help support the objectives of the organisation and provide impact on or benefits for the community.

Loans can be used for a wide variety of activities including working capital during the construction phase of a project and capital to grow the scope of a business or finance the acquisition of a property.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

To apply, you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise whose members have limited liability.

When to apply

Applications can be made at any time.

How to apply

Complete an Initial Enquiry Form so that they can get in touch to discuss your requirements. They encourage applicants to contact them to discuss their project before applying.

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Activites funded: Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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