Objectives of Fund
The objectives of the Heritage Protection Commissions programme scheme are to fund research that will help Historic England to understand what our historic environment comprises, which aspects of it are the most significant, how people value and interact with it, and what innovations in science and approach will help us to look after it for the future.
The programme offers funding for strategic research projects or those which will build skills and capacity in the historic environment and that directly address the priorities outlined in Historic England's Corporate Plan.
The main aims of the Corporate Plan are to:
Protect historic places and keep them for current and future generations.
Ensure Historic England's advice and evidence result in well informed decisions that serve people, places and the economy.
Close the gap between arts, culture and heritage to bring heritage into mainstream cultural life.
Give people the skills, knowledge, confidence and motivation to fight for, look after and make the most of their historic environment.
Expand the digital availability of Historic England's assets to improve both access to its resources and users’ experience.
Attract a wide, diverse audience and workforce, ensuring the historic environment is everyone’s business.
Historic England offers three funding schemes:
Open proposals programme
Calls for Proposals
The level of funding will vary depending on the project.
The Programme will also consider emergency funding to investigate unforeseen nationally significant heritage assets that are revealed during the planning process.
Who Can Apply
Local authorities, universities, charitable trust, and limited companies can apply.
Individuals are also eligible provided they can demonstrate that they are registered as self-employed.
Terms and Conditions
Full details on the scheme, including terms and conditions, may be downloaded from the funding provider's website.
How To Apply
Applications to the Open Proposal Programme can be made at any time. Guidance notes can be found on the Historic England website.
Calls for Proposals and Tender Opportunities will be updated throughout the year - applicants are advised to check the website.
Applicants for Open Proposals and Calls for Proposals must first submit a short Project Proposal to the Heritage Protection Commissions team for initial assessment. Applicants are advised to discuss any ideas for projects with the Historic England Team before submitting their project proposals. Successful applicants will then be invited to develop a detailed Project Design (for which funding will be provided).
Contractors interested in submitting bids to tender should register on Historic England's online In-Tend system to receive alerts of upcoming projects and to apply for those which are relevant to their line of work.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Heritage Protection Commissions
Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill
Tel: 01793 414493
Fax: 020 7973 3001
Email: [email protected]