Heritage & Conservation


The William and Jane Morris Fund offers grants between £500 and £5,000 available to places of worship built before 1896 for the conservation of decorative features and monuments. Two deadlines per year, 31st March and 31st August.

The Leche Trust offers grants ranging from £1,500 to £2,500 available to registered charities supporting the performing arts and pre-Victorian conservation including churches and collections. The deadline to apply is Friday 7th May.

The Lady Neville Charity offers capital grants between £500 to £1,000 for arts and heritage projects. The Committee meet twice a year in May and November to decide outcomes.

For the diary: Magic Little Grants are set to reopen on Monday 1st March. A popular programme awarding registered charities, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises and other NFP community organisations small grants from their pot of just over £1 million. This year the theme of projects has changed to: improving mental wellbeing, enabling community participation in the arts, preventing the impacts of poverty, supporting marginalised groups, increasing biodiversity, participation in physical activity, responding to the climate emergency and increasing community access to outdoor space. Applications will be accepted from Monday 1st March until Sunday 31st October.

The Swire Charitable Trust offers grants up to £50,000 for registered charities to address the challenges faced by the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of society, enrironmental causes and heritage. The grants can cover core costs, salaries and capital expenditure. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The National Churches Trust Gateway Grants offer funding from £3,000 to £10,000 to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination to develop a church building project.  Grants can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The deadline to apply is Thursday 13th May.

The National Churches Trust Maintenance Micro-Grant Programme offers funding up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. Services covered include rainwater goods maintenance, lightning protection system repairs, asbestos removal, masonry repairs and high level maintenance. This is 50% match funding. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The War Memorial Trust is offering grants up to £30,000 to individuals, organisations and councils who are responsible for the upkeep of War Memorials. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st March.

The Radcliffe Trust offers grants ranging from £2,500 to £7,500 to registered charities supporting heritage and crafts and music, with an emphasis on music education, composition and chamber music. The deadline to apply is Saturday 31st July with outcomes due in December.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) offers grants between £5,000 to 350,000 to advance the adoption of renewable energy and low carob technologies which would have a UK-wide impact. The deadline to apply is Monday 19th July.

The February Foundation offers grants around £8,700 to registered charities supporting; arts, culture, disability, education, end of life care, financial hardship, healthcare and patient support and heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Marsh Christian Trust offers grants between £300 to £2,000 to registered charities (not CICs ) with annual incomes under £25,00. The grant can be used for core costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Areas funded by the Trust include: arts and heritage, education and training, environmental causes and animal welfare, healthcare and social welfare. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The STEEL CHARITABLE TRUST offers grants between £2,500 to £25,000 to registered charities, CICS and CIOs. They have 7 key areas of interest: arts, economic disadvantage, education, environment, health, heritage and social disadvantage. Grants can be used for projects, capital and core costs. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20th April.

The E S G Robinson Charitable Trust offers grants around £1,000 to registered charities, with a preference for the West Country. Areas supported include: music and the arts, numismatics, older people, people who are disadvantaged, the environment, conservation and young people. The Trust does not operate a website, more information is available on the CHARITY COMMISSION website.


Funding opportunties for heritage

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Association for Industrial Archaeology

Architectural Heritage Fund - Heritage Impact Fund

Architectural Heritage Fund – Transforming Places Through Heritage

Grants for war memorials

Funding opportunites for museums and libraries

Archives Revealed

Arts Council/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund

Association of Independent Museums Collections Care Grant Scheme

Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund

Garfield Weston Foundation

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust