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Our Grant Schemes

Our grants are an essential part of our work to protect the nation's heritage.

The grants we offer are intended for:

  • People who own or manage individual historic sites and need to repair them or understand them better
  • Local authorities, for sites and buildings in their area
  • Organisations who want to encourage better understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment in its many and varied forms.

In all cases we expect to have a dialogue with the applicant. Please note that we cannot grant-aid work which has begun before a written grant offer has been made and accepted.


  • View across Mersey canal to Middleport Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

    Repair Grants

    Find out about the repair grants we offer for historic sites at risk of being lost.

  • View of harbour at Hartlepool

    Heritage Protection Commissions

    Find out about funding for projects that directly address themes outlined in Historic England’s Research Agenda

  • View of the landscape above Force Cragg mine in the Lake District.

    Management Agreements for Field Monuments

    Learn about funding for field monuments and management agreements.

  • View to St Mary Magdalene's Church in Lincoln.

    National Capacity Building

    Discover what funding is available for national activities and projects to understand, manage and conserve the historic environment.

  • Group of people on grass mound by the A190, Seaton Delaval.

    Regional Capacity Building Programme

    Discover what funding is available for local or regional activities and projects to understand, manage and conserve the historic environment.

  • Image of a workman restoring a war memorial.

    Grants for War Memorials

    Find out about the war memorials grant scheme.

  • Close-up image of a limewashed wall.

    Acquisition Grants

    Learn about the grants we offer to help local authorities underwrite the cost of serving a Repairs Notice on historic buildings in a state of decay.

  • Close-up image of bricks.

    Grants to Underwrite Urgent Works Notices

    See how we offer grants to support local authorities in order for urgent work to preserve listed buildings to be carried out.

  • Composite panorama of the exterior of Barons Court apartments.

    Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas

    Find out about our Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas scheme for preserving and enhancing conservation areas.

  • Middelport pottery, Stoke on Trent

    Grants Given

    Our grants help to look after some of England's most important buildings and sites. We also fund research to understand and care for them better.