The Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund:

We strongly advise you to discuss your project before applying to ensure that your needs can be met. See website for the contact details of your local Support Officer.


  • 30 September for a December decision (Transformational Project Grants only)

  • 30 Oct 2020 for a December decision

Who can apply?  Formally constituted charities or social enterprises whose members have limited liability.

How much? 

  • Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs.
  • Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work.
  • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns.

What for?  All applications must concern projects that have recently involved or will result in a change of ownership and/or a change of use.

Funding supports the AHFs strategic objectives

  • Objective One: To support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.
  • Objective Two: To attract more investment for the conservation and sustainable re-use of the UK’s architectural heritage.
  • Objective Three: To inspire the start-up and growth of new community enterprises that utilise historic buildings and places for public benefit.
  • Objective Four: To demonstrate the value of a well-managed historic built environment by championing and showcasing the impact of the projects we have supported.

 How to apply:   Apply online