You may be able to get help for your project from other funding bodies. Before you apply to us for a grant, please check other sources of public or charitable funding, such as those on this page.
Demand for our grants is high and before making our decision we will want to be satisfied that all other funding opportunities have been explored.
Heritage Funding Directory
The Heritage Funding Directory is a free, easy-to-use guide to financial and other support for anyone undertaking UK related heritage projects. Combining the funding directories of The Heritage Alliance and the Architectural Heritage Fund, it lists over 500 sources of grants from trusts and foundations, as well as organisations offering loan finance, awards, scholarships and other ‘in kind’ resources.
The Directory’s entries cover historic buildings, landscapes, parks and gardens, churchyards and cemeteries, industrial heritage, archives, historic churches, museums, archaeology, environmental, heritage skills and conservation and more.
Please be aware that for questions relating to applying for specific individual funding streams featured in the Directory, you should contact the relevant organisations listed in the Directory directly, rather than the Heritage Alliance, who do not run the schemes.
You can find advice for parishes on how to raise money for maintaining, repairing and developing church buildings via the ChurchCare website.
The Directory of Social Change's Funds Online website contains information on over eight thousand grant-making trusts.
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Using money raised by the National Lottery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. Find out more from the National Lottery Heritage Fund website.
Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND)
Grants between £50k and £5m to help non-national Accredited museums across England complete urgent maintenance and improve their core infrastructure. Find out more on the Arts Council England website.