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
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Culture Recovery Fund for HeritageMonday August 17th, 2020
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, distributed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Historic England, awards grants of between £10,000 to £3 million to organisations from across England’s heritage ecosystem. Grants are to safeguard these organisations’ future from the economic impact of Covid-19. Applicants must…Covid 19 Heritage National Lottery
The National Lottery Heritage Fund: Heritage Emergency Fund (£50,000-£250,000)
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is awarding urgent grants of between £50,000-£250,000 for heritage assets at immediate risk. The Heritage Emergency Fund is short-term funding to support the immediate actions needed to stabilise operations, manage unforeseen risks and help organisations begin to think about recovery. Applicants can apply to the Fund to cover essential costs…Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Religion Sports Youth
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…