BRICK Workshop in Edinburgh
‘Building Resources, Investment and Community Knowledge’, or BRICK for short, is the Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s national learning and support programme. BRICK is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Umbrella grant as is Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage.
I attended the programme’s first workshop in Scotland today, hosted by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust at the Patrick Geddes Centre, Riddle’s Court in Edinburgh. The workshop provided training and advice for individuals and community groups to carry out their own heritage regeneration projects. This particular workshop focused on developing ideas for the reuse of historic buildings, funding strategies and innovative financing through Social Investment. For further information about BRICK
The Patrick Geddes Centre provided a live case study for the day with Una Richards, Director of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust speaking about the fundraising strategy for the project. The Patrick Geddes Centre project aims to save Riddle’s Court by providing a sustainable use for the property. Further donations are needed for the A-listed courtyard house which is one of the most historically significant buildings within the World Heritage Site. SHBT are running a text giving scheme to allow individuals to donate to the project. For further information see www.shbt.org.uk/index.php?cID=151