Currently, there are a limited number of grants available for historic building works.
- Historic England Repair Grants – prioritises ‘at risk’ heritage and projects of public benefit.
- The National Lottery Heritage Fund – prioritises larger scale heritage projects. Does not consider applications for private homes.
- Historic Houses Foundation – prioritises rural historic buildings and designated Parks & Gardens.
- National Churches Trust – varying grant amounts to support works to Christian places of worship.
- F.E Cleary Heritage Fund – offered by the Georgian Group, focuses on repair of Georgian fabric.
- The Baber Fund – offered by SPAB, focuses on emergency repairs.
- The World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund – prioritises projects that preserve and reinstate distinctive features of the Bath World Heritage Site.
- B&NES Energy at Home – funding opportunities for energy efficiency home retrofits. Not specific to listed buildings.
Heritage Funding Directories:
Having difficulty finding the right grant to suit your project? You could consider other options to generate interest and support for your project:
- Fundraising or online crowdfunding.
- Get together with other local residents or people with a shared interest.
- Engage with local charitable organisations, heritage groups, and residents’ societies.
- Set up a community/local group where resources and strategies can be shared.
- Invite involvement from local councillors and/or MPs.
- Publicise your project on social media and in local press.
- Consider opportunities for public benefit as part of your project – this can open up funding opportunities as well as enhance everyone’s experience of the historic environment.