Grassroots Heritage Activists to Get New Support

A man and a woman are sitting at a table with two coffees, they are both looking at a large paper showing a drawing of a building
David Fryer, Torry Development Trust, meeting with Elaine Richardson, Senior Project Officer, Scottish Civic Trust

Local activists are to be given help to save buildings they love in our pioneering mentoring scheme, My Place Mentoring.

The scheme will give local groups free access to experts and other means of support in a bid to make sure that heritage projects serve the whole country and not just those who can afford access to expertise.

Many groups struggle to develop the knowledge they need to effectively bring about local regeneration, and will benefit from the programme of expert advice and support on offer. The priority will be helping groups who traditionally experience difficulties accessing support for their heritage projects due to their remote location or because they serve areas of economic disadvantage.

Groups can ask for between 8-20 days of support, tailored specifically to their needs.

Applications for mentoring in 2019 are now open. 

Phone: 0141 221 1466

My Place Mentoring is delivered by the Scottish Civic Trust and funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Fund Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, the William Grant Foundation and the Scottish Government.