Final deadlines for current AHF grant programmes in England

All potential grant applicants in England should be aware that our current grant programmes will be closing to new applicants within the next month. Any eligible organisation intending to apply for a Project Development Grant of more than £7,500 must apply by 11th February 2019. Those intending to apply for Project Viability Grants or Project Development Grants of up to £7,500 must apply by 31st January 2019. This marks the end of AHF’s 3-year Growing Community Enterprise Through Heritage programme, funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

We will be launching our new programmes in England in Summer 2019, following the publication of our new strategic plan for 2019-22. Eligibility criteria and priorities are currently under development but will be targeted at projects that will contribute to the delivery of our Transforming Places Through Heritage initiative, funding for which was announced in the 2018 Autumn budget as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund. For further information and any queries please Contact Us.

Please note that current grant programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will remain open for applications as usual.


Project Viability Grant (PVG)

Maximum £7,500

Project Viability Grants (PVG) are to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition, and produce a Viability Report to a standard template. Successful completion of this will be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding, and can be used to secure further funding elsewhere. This grant is administered on a rolling basis. We aim to let you know whether you have been successful within six weeks.

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Download Viability Report Template


Project Development Grant (PDG)

Maximum £30,000

The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward.

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