Grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK (whose main pur- poses include preserving cultural or built herit- age or conserving the natural heritage) to support the cost of acquiring historic land, buildings, works of fine and decorative art and other objects of interest which are important to the national heritage.
Heritage projects of all sizes can be supported and there is no limit to the percentage of funding that can be applied for; in very exceptional circumstances the Fund can award 100% of eligible costs. However, the fund operates as a “last resort” fund, so you must be able to prove that you have explored, or are exploring, all other possible sources of funding, including your own resources.
You can apply at any time. All decisions on NHMF awards are taken by the Board of Trustees. The board meets monthly, excluding July and August with the assessment process normally takes three months from application to decision.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Heritage Funds
Tesco: Bags of Help Community Grants
Tesco’s Bags of Help, administrated by Groundwork, awards grants up to £2,000 to charities and community organisations whose projects bring benefits to local residents. Funds are raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. To be eligible applicants can be either a voluntary or…Arts & Culture Heritage
The Skinners’ Company The Lady Neville Charity
The Skinners’ Company The Lady Neville Charity provides grants that make a clear and significant contribution to grass-roots charitable organisations working in designated priority areas. They offer grants to registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, and will support only capital projects with a grant of up to £1,000. In order to be eligible for a grant…Heritage
Architectural Heritage Fund: Transforming Places Through Heritage
This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form…Heritage Loans
Architectural Heritage Fund: Heritage Impact Fund
Architectural Heritage Fund’s Heritage Impact Fund offers tailored finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK to develop sustainable heritage at the very heart of vibrant local economies. Loans from £25,000 to £500,000 for up to three years with tailored terms and both flexible and incentivised interest rates are available for impactful projects.…