Grant Directories

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000 (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund uses money raised by players of the National Lottery to fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This could include oral history; cultural traditions; nature; natural and designed landscapes; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; etc.  Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme (UK)

Theatres Trust's Urgent Repairs Scheme has been set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Both organisations are aware of the challenges facing theatres today and the difficulties faced for both urgent and preventative maintenance. Theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, are able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. Theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building. Priority will be given to projects that deliver urgent building repairs, and which can demonstrate that without such repairs the viability of the theatre and its future as a place presenting live work to audiences is at risk.

National Churches Trust Maintenance Grant (UK)

The National Churches Trust supports the repair and revitalisation of church buildings for the benefit of all the community. The Maintenance Grant Scheme is a pilot programme, in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, that offers awards of between £500 and £3,000 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed at between £1,000 and £10,000. Proposed works must be to the main listed church building, and applicants must be able to show they have already raised 50% of the total repair costs, and to have obtained two quotes for the works.

Mercers Company - Heritage and Arts Programme (UK)

The Mercers' Company has a long tradition of supporting projects to conserve our heritage and to promote the arts. Grants are made in a variety of fields: Heritage - appeals are considered for material or fabric conservation and refurbishment of Grade 1 and Grade 2* listed building (excluding churches) and works of arts and artefacts; Library and archive conservation - providing a protective environment, restoration of rare and historic manuscripts, conservation training projects and cataloguing and academic publications; Wildlife/environment conservation - protection and research of UK endangered species, flora and fauna, historic gardens and open spaces and marine conservation. In the Arts category, there is a modest budget with priority given to organisations based in London and supporting young professional performers at the start of their careers.

Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas (England)

Historic England is the government’s expert advisory service for England’s historic environment. They give constructive advice to local authorities, owners and the public and champion historic places helping people to understand, value and care for them. Local authorities can apply for funding under the Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas (PSICA) scheme; these are designed to target funding for the preservation and enhancement of conservation areas. Partnership schemes make grants available to the owners of individual properties, within a conservation area, who want to carry out repairs or other appropriate work which will enhance the area. The PSICA is based on a partnership between Historic England, the Local Authority and other funding bodies.

Country Houses Foundation (England & Wales)

The Country Houses Foundation (CHF) gives grants for the repair and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures located in England and Wales, including where appropriate their gardens, grounds and outbuildings. Buildings would normally be expected to be listed, scheduled or for gardens, included in the English Heritage register of Parks and Gardens. Organisations must be able to show a compelling need for the work to be done within the next 2 to 3 years; that it will enhance the historic environment; that there will be appropriate public access; there is a financial need for the grant and that the project can proceed within 1-2 years. Funding is available of between £1,000 and £250,000.

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings today and for the enjoyment of future generations. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCC's with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applications are considered on the grounds of the historic and architectural significance of the building and also on a parish's engagement with the history and interpretation of the site/building. Works eligible for funding tend to be Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report and include things such as: Roof repairs; Masonry repairs; Rainwater disposal and drainage.

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK)

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee that promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings at risk for the benefit of the public. The Project Viability Grant (PVG) scheme is intended to be an initial assessment of whether it is viable to bring an at risk building that is listed or in a conservation area and of acknowledged architectural or historic merit back into a sustainable use. In particular it aims to enable not for profit organisations to explore the evidence of need for a suggested use, or uses, for a building and the sustainability of that use, with a view to the likely requirements of grant funders. Grants are available up to £7,500.

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Development Grant (UK)

The AHF is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee that promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings at risk for the benefit of the public. The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist not for profit organisations looking to put to beneficial use an at risk building that is listed or in a conservation area and of acknowledged architectural or historic merit. Funding will cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site and can include a combination of non-recoverable professional fees and project organiser costs. Organisations must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward. Grants are available of up to £25,000.

Jill Franklin Trust Grant (UK)

The Jill Franklin Trust is a grant making organisation which supports five areas: Self-Help groups - advice, training, and employment, to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties , and their carers (parents etc.); Organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK; The restoration (not "improvement") of churches of architectural importance and occasionally to other buildings of architectural importance, the church should be open to visitors every day; Local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to inhibit delinquency; Bereavement counselling. The Trust has about £70,000 a year to spend, however grants are typically between £500 and £1000. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Country Houses Foundation Grant (England)

The Foundation gives grants for the repair and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures located in England and Wales; this may include gardens, grounds and outbuildings. Buildings or structures would normally be listed, scheduled or included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.  Applicants can be either an organisation or a private individual having legal responsibility for the repair of an historic building, its gardens and grounds. The minimum grant offered is £1,000 and the maximum is £250,000. It is expected that the project be sustainable in the longer term with plans to ensure that future repair and maintenance is properly funded. A Pre - Application form can be submitted at any time and the project should be ready to proceed although 'kick-start' funding may be granted for projects that can be started in 1-2 years.

Skinners Company Lady Neville Charity Grant (UK)

The Skinners' Company Lady Neville Charity aim is to provide grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grassroots charitable organizations working in designated priority areas. The priority areas are: Local Heritage - projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture; Performing & Visual Arts Groups; Any charitable activity taking place where the Skinners Company has existing works or historical links (The city of London, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Hounslow, West Kent, Romney Marsh). One off capital grants for non-recurring expenditure of between £500 and £1,000 are made to small registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Marc Fitch Fund Grant (UK)

The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment. It provides funding under a number of schemes: Publication grants - to assist with production costs; Research grants - to cover costs such as travel and accommodation within the UK/Ireland to visit archives; Special Projects Grants - projects that do not fit easily into one of the other categories and Journal digitisation - towards the costs of archaeological and historical societies publishing their journal backlists online. Awards made in 2014/15 totalled £224,771, the funding amount per grant is discretionary.

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation (UK)

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation focuses on providing grants to charities CICs and Registered Societies for projects relating to the following purposes: Education (organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery); The visual and performing arts; Medical Research; The relief of disability and severe illness; The preservation of buildings of historical or architectural significance; The accommodation of those in need; The skills based training of young people. Applications are considered in January, April, July, and October. Funding amounts vary dependent on the project type, please see funders website for details.

Headley Trust Grant (UK)

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. Each trust works autonomously as an independent legal entity with a separate board of trustees, actively led by an individual member of the family.
The Headley Trust Grant funds many areas such as Arts, heritage and conservation projects in the UK of outstanding creative or architectural importance. They are also keen to help with repair work to cathedrals, restoration of buildings and development projects in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa, and Ethiopia (This is not an exhaustive list, please see website). The amount of funding is discretionary and applications can be submitted at any time.

Restoration Grants (UK)

The Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) promotes the study, preservation and presentation of Britain's industrial heritage. The AIA Restoration grants are available for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. To be eligible for funding the heritage asset must be covered by a Conservation Policy and/or Statement; and must be sustainably managed, displayed and interpreted for the public, therefore the public must have full access to the asset. Funding is available for a maximum of £20,000 and can only cover capital expenditure.

Regional Capacity Building Programme (England)

Historic England is the public body that looks after England's historic environment, they champion historic places, helping people understand value and care for them. The Regional Capacity Building Programme offers funding for activities and projects which are local or regional in coverage and which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment. Under this programme, Historic England provides funding for activities and projects that help to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment.

CEMEX Community Fund (UK)

The CEMEX Community Fund is a grant funding scheme for enabling and assisting communities local to CEMEX quarry and landfill sites to carry out projects which improve or enhance local community facilities and places of interest. The fund is able to support a small number of projects with grants ranging from £1,000 to £15,000 for projects which; provide and maintain public parks and amenities when the work protects the social, built and/or natural environment; and repair, or restore buildings or structures which are of religious, historical or architectural interest.
Applicants will be required to become and environmental body with the Landfill Communities Fund Regulatory Body, ENTRUST, if offered a grant (this is not required at application stage).

Charles Hayward Foundation Grant Programme (UK)

The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable Trust that makes grants to charities and charitable organisations which are registered in the U.K. The Foundation runs two grants programmes: Main grant programme, this focuses on Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Overseas (UK registered charities undertaking projects in the Commonwealth countries of Africa) and is aimed at charities with an income of more than £350,000; Small Grant Programme, this focuses on Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Older People and is for charities with an income of less than £350,000.

All Churches Trust (UK)

ATL makes grants to churches and charities to benefit the people in their local communities across the UK. In 2014, the Trust distributed grants totalling £9.7m, the most the Trust have ever given in a year, which went to a wide range of churches, cathedrals, and charities throughout the British Isles. The Trust particularly welcome applications from less well-off parishes and for projects which benefit mission and help local communities.  Grants will be considered for Churches, Church establishments, religious charities, charities preserving UK heritage, theological colleges, schools promoting Christian religion, charities sponsored or recommended by the Church in the United Kingdom. Grants tend to be made for general works, repairs, refurbishment and the renovation of buildings.

Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk (England)

This scheme covers grants for the repair and conservation of some of England's most significant historic buildings, sites and landscapes. Grants are primarily offered for urgent repairs or other work required within two years to prevent loss or damage to important architectural, archaeological or landscape features. Most grants will be conditional upon an agreement to provide public access. The amount of public access required will depend on the circumstances of the case and the size of the grant. Applicants must be organisations or individuals who have a legal responsibility for the repair of a historic building, scheduled monument or designed landscape.

Grants to Local Authorities to Underwrite Urgent Works Notices (England)

This grant scheme is designed to encourage and support local authorities in the use of their statutory powers to ensure that work urgently necessary for the preservation of a vacant or partly occupied listed building is undertaken. Under this scheme grants are available to assist local authorities both to Serve Urgent Works Notices under Section 54 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 on owners who allow historic buildings to fall into an unacceptable state of decay; and to carry out the work required themselves if necessary. Projects must involve Grade I or II* buildings, Grade II buildings within a conservation area or any listed building in London.