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
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.…Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund: National Lottery Grant for Heritage
The National Lottery Grant for Heritage fund offers between £3,000 to £5million to not for profit organisations with projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. As a guide, this could include: oral history cultural traditions nature natural and designed landscapes community archaeology historic buildings, monuments and…Arts & Culture Heritage Religion
Idlewild Trust: Conservation Grant – Objects and Works of Art
The Idlewild Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities and churches that are excepted as charities (income is under £100,000 per annum) with projects that aim to conserve historic or artistically important objects and works of art including artefacts, textiles, furniture, metalwork, manuscripts, wall paintings, tombs and stained glass of high quality.…