FHBT has secured approx. £40m funding and successfully delivered multiple conservation and regeneration schemes across Fife – supporting communities and local economies by finding sustainable new uses for Fife’s historic buildings. Fife has a particularly rich and varied resource of historic buildings and areas with over 6000 listed buildings and 48 conservation areas. The importance of this historic environment has long been recognised, with successive Fife local authorities placing emphasis on its protection, conservation and enhancement. This reflects not only an awareness of the need to of maintain this built heritage as a unique cultural asset specific to Fife, but also its role as a visitor attraction, under-pinning tourism as an important element of the Fife economy. Additionally, conservation of the historic environment is recognised as a powerful contributor to local regeneration initiatives, supporting social, economic and environmental renewal through restoring and bringing historic buildings back into use.
FHBT is a charity and does not receive statutory funding. To support our work for people and places across Fife, we generate income via grant applications, project management fees, from the properties we manage and from a collaboration agreement with Fife Council. Support via donations is essential to help us develop future projects, look after the historic buildings that we manage, and to run the organisation. Please consider making a donation to support the work of FHBT and help us to continue our work Making Heritage Live in Fife.