Objectives of Fund
Grants are available for non-profit organisations to help towards the capital costs of restoration projects focusing on redundant or underused historic buildings in English high streets. The overall aim of the funding is to contribute towards the transformation of England's town centres, helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper.
Transformational Project grants of up to £350,000 are available, for up to 80% of the cost of work involved.
A total of 10-15 Transformational Project Grants will be awarded for project delivery (capital work including repair and conversion of buildings) over the four-year life of the programme. Ideally, projects will be completed within three years.
The overall maximum funding available for projects is £500,000 (made up of £150,000 in development funding and £350,000 capital funding).
Match Funding Restrictions
Applicants who can provide partnership funding from their own or other sources will have a greater chance of success.
Who Can Apply
Applications are accepted from any of the following non-profit organisations:
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs or SCIOs).
Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee.
Charitable Community Benefit Societies.
Community Benefit Societies.
Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee.
Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee.
Parish and Town Councils.
How To Apply
The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2020, for a decision in June 2020.
First, applicants must submit an online enquiry form to check their project will fit the scope of the programme's funding. They will then be contacted by a member of the AHF team, who will confirm their eligibility and invite them to complete the online application form on the AHF website.
AHF strongly encourages applicants to discuss any potential application with the relevant Support Officer in their area before submitting an application.
Grant payments are made in arrears, once work has been completed and upon receipt of the online claim form, copies of invoices and evidence of finished work.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
The Architectural Heritage Fund
3 Spital Yard
Tel: 020 7925 0199
Email: [email protected]