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Closed 31/07/2019

raised of £7,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,344 to make the final payment for the now completed Conservation Area Character Appraisal needed to access funding of £2M for the town of Moffat

    Moffat, Scotland
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st July 2019

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    Moffat is a beautiful historic Town with a population of 2,500 people who care deeply about their environment. It is also a popular destination for visitors who are extremely important to our economy. Tourism accounts for 36% of our employment and a high proportion of our business income. We were an Outstanding Conservation Town, but of recent years Moffat has lost its vibrance and attraction with many buildings in a poor state of repair. Our built heritage gave Moffat its unique conservation status but our historic buildings are now in need of restoration and repair to once again proudly reflect their former Georgian and Victorian glory. Our buildings have been visited by a Grand Duke of Russia, Robert Burns and designed by famous architects Newell and John Adam. Our built heritage is our unique history, our culture and is an immense source of pride.

    We have now applied to Historic Environment Scotland for a £2M grant from their Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) but the application had to be supported by the Conservation Area Character Appraisal (CACA) . The Community Council has been able to contribute £5000 to the cost, and nearly £2000 has been raised from donations from the public, but we still have a shortfall of around £7000 for the final version of the CACA and Management Plan.

    Lets pull together to restore our Conservation Area, secure our built heritage and income into the future.



    • Derek Cox1 year ago
      Derek Cox

      Derek Cox

      1 year ago

      The application for the £2M grant from the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is now in, so here's hoping. We won't know about this now until March. However we are still short of the money we need to pay for the Conservation Area Character Appraisal report that was essential for the application. Thanks to everyone who has donated. We could do with more like you!

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    • Becky Fletcher

      Becky Fletcher

      Mar 7, 2019

      I hope you manage to raise all the funds needed


    • David Booth

      David Booth

      Feb 19, 2019

      All in line with the Moffat and Beatock action plan , that the whole community was involved in, now onto the next stages , which requires the support of the community, funds attract other funds.


    • Jim and Jane Connechen

      Jim and Jane Connechen

      Dec 20, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Nov 19, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Nov 15, 2018

      Someday I will visit Moffat from the USA and see where some of my people came from.


    • Anonymous


      Nov 11, 2018

    • Norma Fears

      Norma Fears

      Nov 10, 2018

      Moffat needs a facelift and tourism is the town's life blood. Good Luck!

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    Derek Cox

    Derek Cox

    Moffat, Scotland

    Derek Cox retired as Director of Public Health for Dumfries and Galloway in 2014 and has been teaching part time at Glasgow University in Dumfries since then. He has been a resident in Moffat since 2000 and is the Chair of Moffat Community Council, the body raising these funds.

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