FHBT has been working in close partnership with Fife Council to support their applications for a five-year heritage regeneration scheme in Inverkeithing. Our work has contributed to Fife Council’s applications to two heritage funding programmes, CARS (the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme run by Historic Environment Scotland) and TH (the Townscape Heritage programme under the National Lottery Heritage Fund).
The CARS application to Historic Environment Scotland has been successful. An award of £1,007,700 has been made towards the five-year programme of linked heritage projects for Inverkeithing town centre, to start later in 2019.
The Inverkeithing scheme will be managed by FHBT, continuing to work in collaboration with Fife Council, and would see:
The Town House repaired & redeveloped into a vibrant and accessible community use hub, managed by a new community organisation.
Public Realm uplift of the Market Square and its Northern & Southern Gateways; restoring & improving historic features in the townscape, inc. the mercat cross. Fife Council will lead on this.
A Building Repair Grant Scheme – targeting repairs & improvements to listed & traditional buildings in the Conservation Area (both homes and businesses).
A Training & Activity programme: for both adults & children to learn about the town’s heritage, and gain new skills to help conserve it, including traditional building skills and best practice for contractors, advisers, owners, etc.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has now announced a grant of £1,255,900 to Fife Council – this puts in place significant core funding for the scheme, which will get under way in summer 2019.
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