Grant Eligibility


To apply for our grants, you must be a not-for-private-profit organisation (see below for acceptable forms).

In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, you can apply for projects located anywhere: in cities, towns, or rural areas.

In England, you can apply for the Transforming Places scheme only if:

  1. Your project involves a heritage building located in a high street or town centre in England, and:

  2. This location is the focus of a wider strategy or initiative which aims to revitalise the high street or town centre - a place-based initiative.

Find out more about our grant programmes and apply for projects in:
England - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Wales

Who can apply?

Wherever you are in the UK, your organisation must be one of the following not-for-private-profit organisations or lowest tiers of local government:

  • Unincorporated charities (for Project Viability Grants only)

  • 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

  • Co-operatives

  • Parish and Town Councils

We will not generally fund:

  • Private individuals

  • Local authorities and other public sector bodies other than Parish and Town Councils (unless applying on behalf of an organisation still in formation)

  • Universities, colleges and other mainstream educational institutions including independent schools

  • For-profit companies, unless in a partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation

  • Unincorporated organisations (e.g. charitable trusts and associations) that are not intending to incorporate

  • Organisations with fewer than three Trustees or Directors. If there are only three Trustees/Directors, none of these should be spouses or otherwise related to one another.

  • Limited liability partnerships

  • Churches or other places of worship, where the building will remain in use primarily as a place of religious worship – defined as hosting more than six religious services per year.

Application Deadlines

If you are unsure as to your eligibility, then please contact us for a discussion about your project and organisation in the first instance.

Applications of up to £15,000 in England and Scotland, and applications of up to £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland, can be submitted at any time and you will normally get a decision in 6 to 8 weeks.

The quarterly Grants Panel considers applications from England and Scotland of more than £15,000, and all applications of more than £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Deadlines for submission of applications to be considered at Grants Panel are: 

  • 21 Oct 2019 for a 11 Dec 2019 decision

  • 10 Feb 2020 for a 24 Mar 2020 decision

  • 27 Apr 2020 for a 10 Jun 2020 decision

  • 03 Aug 2020 for a 23 Sep 2020 decision

  • 19 Oct 2020 for a 09 Dec 2020 decision

Find out more about our grant programmes and apply for projects in:
England - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Wales