Historic Scotland (now Historic Environment Scotland)
Jura Consultants was commissioned to undertake a review of five of Historic Scotland’s largest funding programmes, which includes Building Repair Grant, Archaeology Grants, City Heritage Trust Funding, Small Grants Schemes and Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes. This evaluation included surveys and consultation with grantees to identify the benefits created by investment and any issues associated with the development and delivery of projects. The evaluation coincided with the completion of the first round of CARS funded projects and therefore this was a key feature of the research. We reviewed documentation related to CARS applications and undertook detailed interviews with grantees to understand issues associated with funding, project delivery and the impact created by funded initiatives.