Diver recording on HMS Colossus.  HMS Colossus was a 74 gun warship built in 1787 at Gravesend and wrecked off Samson in the Scillies in 1798.
Diver recording on HMS Colossus © Kevin Camidge
Diver recording on HMS Colossus © Kevin Camidge

Heritage Protection Commissions Calls for Proposals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We know this is a challenging and unprecedented time and our priority in the coming months is to ensure that we continue to support all who work in the heritage sector.

Information for existing grant recipients

Heritage Protection Commissions (HPC) funds projects in response to specific calls for proposals that directly address the priorities outlined in Historic England's Corporate Plan.


All calls for proposals will be listed below. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Calls for proposals

High Street Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) Cultural Programme National Grants Programme - Connect Commission 2020–2021

Historic England is looking for five creatives to undertake its inaugural Annual Commission as part of the High Street HAZ Cultural Programme. Each creative will be awarded £10,000 to make a new artwork inspired by connections between High Streets HAZs across England. The Connect Commissions will be undertaken in the spirit of storytelling and discovery, working with communities to creatively bring together distant High Street HAZs which share the same hopes and challenges.

Find out more about the High Streets Heritage Action Zones and the Cultural Programme which accompanies it.

Historic England Corporate Plan Strategic Objective: Investing in places where our expertise and resources make the most difference

Closing date for applications: 12pm Monday 2 November

Help and advice is available from Rebecca Garrett, Project Officer (High Street Heritage Action Zones - Cultural Programme)

Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Resilience Grants

Resilience Grants are now available to support heritage organisations which are severely affected by the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and which require additional short-term emergency financial support. There are also grants to support projects and activities that respond to the current crisis and contribute to recovery in the heritage sector.

The closing date for applications has now passed.

Project No: 7829 Data Supply and Reconciliation between the National Record of the Historic Environment and Historic Environment Records (Year 3)

Historic England Corporate Plan Strategic Objective: Expanding the digital availability of our assets to improve both access to our resources and users’ experience of them.

Closing date for applications: This is an open call and we are still receiving applications.

You can download application guidance here.

Help and advice is available from the Heritage Protection Commissions Team (HPCT). Please see our contact details below.

Heritage Protection Commissions

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