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Grant Aid

Shetland Amenity Trust operates a heritage grant scheme financed by investment from an endowment fund.  The ability to offer grant assistance is dependent on the level of investment income received, which varies from year to year depending on stock market performances.

The grant scheme is designed to provide assistance for heritage related projects of exceptional quality which accord with the objects of Shetland Amenity Trust’s Trust Deed.

Eligible Projects:

  • Architecture
  • Natural Environment
  • Access (physical or intellectual)
  • Interpretation
  • Archaeology
  • Conservancy
  • Acquisition


Grants are awarded at the discretion of Shetland Amenity Trust Trustees and their decision is final. Each application is considered on its own merit.

Applicants must show that there is a need for additional grant funding and that they are providing a substantial contribution of their own. 

Grant funding will not be given for projects that have already begun.  Applications must be received in good time to be processed, and no later than the 1st of the month in which the Trustees meet to consider applications. (January, April, July and October)

Download full guidance notes and an application form here.