Support for Heritage During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this challenging and difficult time, we’re committed to continuing to provide our services and support the heritage sector.

Advice and support for heritage

Lifeline Grants for Culture in all Corners of the Country

The latest round of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund will protect a further 162 heritage organisations to ensure that jobs and access to heritage in local communities are protected in the months ahead.

The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs will benefit from £19,870 for repairs. © Historic England

The Most Important Historic Places in England Are Listed

The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

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Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester, Essex © Historic England DP236779

Revitalising your High Street

68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

£95 million will unlock the potential of 68 high streets

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

48% of the nation's retail stock was built before 1919

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Empty historic buildings risk the character, identity and viability of the high street

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Disused and dilapidated buildings will be transformed and restored

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Cultural activities will engage communities with their high streets

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Find out more about High Streets Heritage Action Zones

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Heritage at Risk

£8.96 million in grants this year have helped some of the country’s best loved and most important historic sites. 181 sites have been saved, but 216 sites have been added to the Heritage at Risk Register 2020.

1,475 listed buildings at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020, 44 buildings at risk have been saved but 58 have been added.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings

932 places of worship at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020, 69 places of worship at risk have been saved but 90 have been added.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings

2,090 scheduled monuments at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020, 59 scheduled monuments at risk have been saved but 64 have been added.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings

103 parks and gardens at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020, 1 has been added.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings

491 conservation areas at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020, 9 conservation areas at risk have been saved but 3 have been added.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings

3 wrecks at risk...

...on the Heritage at Risk Register 2020.



Historic England works with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Read the latest findings