Busy anniversary year for FHBT
FHBT marked its 20th anniversary in 2017-18 with the completion of another building restoration at Cupar Burgh Chambers and a celebration event to thank partners, funders and colleagues it has worked with since 1997.
These and other highlights from the year are set out in our annual report and accounts for 2017-18. The anniversary has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how much has been achieved in partnership to save and improve historic buildings for people and places across Fife.
This work continued throughout 2017, with highlights including the first phase of repairs at St Andrew’s Church in Lochgelly, the continued success of the Cupar CARS/THI scheme and a successful Round One application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Townscape Heritage scheme in Inverkeithing.
The Trust continues to deliver successful projects in an extremely challenging external funding environment, with competition for grant funding intense. Alongside our busy project portfolio, we will spend time in 2018-2019 investigating new approaches to generating income that allow us to both sustain the organisation, continue to deliver our charitable purposes and develop our capacity to respond to requests from community groups for support in delivering future heritage regeneration projects across Fife.
We are extremely grateful for funding and practical support from many individuals and organisations, including Fife Council, Historic Environment Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund. And for the support of our Patron, Gordon Brown, who attended a recent Board meeting to review the year’s activities with trustees.