Grants are available to third sector organisations in England for local and regional projects which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment.
This is a highly competitive funding scheme.
No minimum or maximum grant levels are specified.
The Regional Capacity Building Programme is provided by Historic England (HE).
The funding is aimed at third sector organisations based in England to support regional and local projects which promote the sustainable management and development of the historic environment.
Applications can be made at any time.
Applications will be accepted from third sector organisations that aim to maintain, manage and develop the historic environment whether regionally or locally in England.
Grants are available to cover the cost of local and regional projects which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment.
HE’s support for building and maintaining sector capacity is focused on the sustainable management and development of the historic environment including activities and projects which strengthen the ability of the sector to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment by understanding, managing and conserving.
To be eligible, activities and projects must help to avoid risk to the historic environment through at least one of the following targets:
Building up the capacity and commitment of local communities to champion the conservation and enhancement of their own local historic environments.
Promoting best-practice standards and skills for the conservation, documentation, interpretation and sustainable management of the resources of England’s historic environment.
Meeting regional-based information needs.
Priority will be given to activities and projects for which there is a lack of alternative sources of funding.
Match Funding Restrictions
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have explored other sources of charitable, private and public funding.
A full list of restrictions will be provided by Historic England.
All applications will be handled by Historic England’s local offices.
Organisations should first contact the Business Officer at their local Historic England office for further information or to propose a project.
Historic England has 10 offices. In addition to its main offices in London and Swindon, it also has nine local offices. The contact details for the local offices can be found on the Historic England website.
Addresses and contacts
Application forms may be available to download on this site – or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.
1 Waterhouse Square
138 – 142 Holborn
0370 333 0607