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

About this image

Jules Brown, Ian Jopling, Catherine Atkinson and Margaret Field discussing conservation by the A190 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. © Historic England DP136239.

Regional Capacity Building Programme

We offer funding under this programme for activities and projects which are local or regional in coverage and which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment.

Our support for building and maintaining sector capacity is focused on the sustainable management and development of the historic environment.

We aim to ensure that those eligible activities and projects for which there is a lack of alternative sources of funding are our highest priorities for support.

Targets for support

Our national grant priorities include activities and projects which strengthen the ability of the sector to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment by understanding, managing and conserving.

For this programme we have three specific targets for support. Activities and projects must help to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment through at least one of the following:

  • Projects which build up the capacity and commitment of local communities to champion the conservation and enhancement of their own local historic environments
  • Projects which promote best-practice standards and skills for the conservation, documentation, interpretation and sustainable management of the resources of England's historic environment
  • Projects directed towards meeting regional-based information needs.

How to apply

All applications are handled by our local offices.

If you are interested in applying for funding under this programme, please contact the Business Manager for your local Historic England office.

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