HES Grants Refresh

Closed 6 Sep 2021

Opened 26 Jul 2021

Feedback updated 31 Jan 2022

We asked

From 26 July to 6 September 2021, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our draft 'HES Grants Framework 2021 Onwards' document which has been developed to guide our future grants activity.

You said

We had 63 responses to the survey from a wide variety of stakeholders which, overall, reflected a strong level of support for the proposals outlined in the Grants Framework.

We did

Since the survey closed on 6 September, we have been collating all the responses and using the feedback from these to inform the final version of the ‘HES Grants Framework 2021 Onwards’.

The Public Consultation Summary report is now available to read and sets out the background to the consultation, provides a summary of the responses and explains how the feedback has been considered in producing the final version of the Framework

The final version of the ‘HES Grants Framework 2021 Onwards’ document is also now available to download.

Results updated 27 Jan 2022




More than five years on from the last refresh of our grant programmes, we are reviewing and updating our approach.

We would like your feedback to ensure that our grant programmes meet the needs of applicants and align with current policy and priorities regarding the historic environment and the wider outcomes it can deliver for society, the economy and the environment.

We have developed a draft HES Grants Framework which sets out this new approach and provides detailed information on why and how we are proposing to do this. Please ensure that you read the full document before completing the consultation.

Download the HES Grants Framework [PDF, 435KB]

Download the printable version of the consultation  [PDF, 232KB]

This survey has 16 questions.  Please provide one response per organisation.

What is the HES Grants Framework? 

The HES Grants Framework is a draft document that has been developed to guide our future grants activity. It sets out the background to the refresh of our current grant programmes and summarises the key changes being proposed to align with our Corporate Plan 'Heritage for All'.  We still have a lot of work to do to develop the detail of our new programmes, but this document shows our direction of travel and provides an opportunity for you and other stakeholders to input into the refresh process.

Why your views matter

Having already consulted internally on the framework we are now seeking feedback from our stakeholders, grantees and future applicants on the proposed approach. 


What happens next

The feedback from this public consultation will be used to inform and shape the final version of this framework.