Scotland’s Churches: Community Ownership and Funding

Scotland’s Churches: Community Ownership and Funding

Considering taking on your local redundant church building? Watch this recording of our online talk covering vital things to look out for before taking the plunge.

Introductory CPD, General interest
United Kingdom


Event details

Watch on demand until Friday 31 May 2024

Are you considering taking on your local redundant church building? Join us for this recorded online talk covering vital things to look out for before taking the plunge. 

Sarah Pearce will explain recent guidance from the Community Ownership Support Service, Heritage Trust Network and Historic Churches Scotland, and how to make best use of it.  

Who is it for?

  • This recorded talk is particularly relevant to community groups, architects and other building professionals seeking to gain an introductory background to funding options.

  • It may also be useful for professionals who want to stay informed during this period of tremendous change for Scotland’s churches.

You will learn

  • Where to look for funding and what might be available to your group.

  • How to form a successful community group and create an appealing funding request,


Sarah Pearce joined the Heritage Trust Network from the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. She brings with her the skills and expertise to support the growing number of charities and social enterprises working with heritage at risk. She recently co-authored the ‘Your Church, Your Community’ Guidance.

How does it work? 

You will receive a booking confirmation email with a link and passcode to watch the recorded talk. Please check your junk mail if you don’t receive one.

Want to find out more? There are more talks in our Scotland's Churches collection, all available to watch on demand:

Scotland's Churches: History of Closure

Scotland's Churches: Rescuing the Unloved

Scotland's Churches: Recording of Objects

Scotland's Churches: Vision for the Future

IT requirements 

You will need a laptop, phone or device with internet connection.


Anything we can do to make this talk more accessible for you? Please email

About SPAB Scotland

Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

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Image: Dores Parish Church © Greg Fitchett (CC by SA 2.0)

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