We strongly advise you to discuss your project with us before applying for a grant to ensure that we can meet your needs.
Find your local Support Officer's Contact Details here.

The Architectural Heritage Fund's advice, grants and loans are designed to help us deliver our overall strategic objectives and outcomes for heritage and communities.

Funding priorities

For information on our priorities, please see our Guidance Notes or contact your relevant Support Officer with any questions.

Who can apply?

To apply you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise whose members have limited liability. This includes:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)

  • Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee

  • Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee

  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee

  • Community Benefit Societies

  • Parish and Town Councils; Community Councils (in Scotland and Wales)

If your organisation is not a registered charity then it must have an adequate dissolution clause or asset lock in place. [This is a provision in the governing document to protect its assets. It means that if the organisation is wound up any assets must be transferred to a similar not-for-profit organisation (or nominated asset-locked body) once creditors have been paid.]

We will also accept applications from organisations working in partnership, including joint applications from voluntary sector groups with commercial partners. 


 The following are not eligible to apply for our funds:

  • Private individuals.

  • Unincorporated trusts or associations.

  • Local authorities and other public sector bodies.

  • For-private-profit companies, unless in a partnership led by incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise.

  • Churches or other places of worship, where the building will remain in use primarily as a place of religious worship