June 2016
HE
RITAGE EDUCATION - SCHOOL VISITS TRAVEL SUBSIDY
What is the Travel Subsidy for?
The Scottish Government’s heritage education travel subsidy is offered to schools throughout Scotland to
encourage visits to heritage sites of national importance in support of Curriculum for Excellence. It
provides financial assistance with transport costs between the school and the chosen site for either
teacher-led visits or for groups taking part in facilitated education programmes.
Where can I go?
Any Historic Environment Scotland site, staffed or unstaffed. A full list of sites across Scotland, from
prehistoric sites to abbeys and castles can be found at - https://www.historicenvironment.scot/
The National Trust for Scotland sites of Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Robert
Burns Birthplace Museum and the David Livingstone Centre - www.nts.org
.uk
New Lanark World Heritage Site - www.newlanark.org.uk
When can I travel?
The subsidy is available all year round for the sites listed above.
H
ow much can I claim?
75% of transportation costs, up to a maximum of £250 will be covered.
H
ow do I apply?
M
ake a booking by contacting the site/organisation you wish to visit
O
btain a quote from your bus company for the travel costs
C
omplete the Travel Subsidy form and return it to either of the following;
Email: learning@hes.scot or susanne.simpson@hes.scot
Post: Susanne Simpson, Historic Environment Scotland, Learning Team, Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queens
Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
Fax: 0131 652 8151
H
ow will I receive the subsidy?
After your visit, send a copy of the paid bus company invoice to either of the following:
Email: learning@hes.scot or susanne.simpson@hes.scot
Post: Susanne Simpson, Historic Environment Scotland, Learning Team, Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queens
Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
Fax: 0131 652 8151
75% of the total cost up to a maximum of £250 will be reimbursed to the school within 30 days of receipt of
the invoice.
For
further information call Susanne Simpson on 0131 652 8154 or email susanne.simpson@hes.scot
June 2016
SC
HOOL VISITS TRAVEL SUBSIDY - APPLICATION FORM
Name of School
Address
O
rganiser
T
elephone Number
E
mail Address:
P
lease note that confirmation will only be made by email
W
hich site have you booked?
W
hat date have you booked?
What is the purpose of the visit?
Please tick
P
articipating in an educational activity provided by the site (please specify below)
C
lass project on subject related to site (please specify below)
O
ther - (please specify below)
Visi
t arrangements
H
ow many miles away (approximately) from your site is your school?
H
ow many students will be taking part in the visit?
What is the age/stage of the pupils?
W
hat are the estimated transportation costs for your visit?
C
omplete this form, save and e-mail to
learning@hes.scot or post to Historic Environment Scotland
Learning Team, Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queens Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG or fax to 0131 652 8151
For official use only
Estimated subsidy Actual Subsidy
57
20
£250.00
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