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The AHF offers a range of grants to help not-for-private profit organisations to develop plans to revitalise heritage buildings.  We can also provide advice and support to organisations seeking to take forward a project that has the potential to meet our priorities.

We strongly encourage you to discuss any potential application with the relevant Support Officer in your area before submitting an application.
Our grant programmes vary for each country in the UK: it is important to follow the links to material that relates to the country where your project is located. See further information for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales before applying.

If you think your organisation is one we could consider and your project would fit the scope of our funding, or you would like further advice, please initially complete an Enquiry Form. 

 A member of our Team will be in touch to let you know whether we can consider an application. If we think you might benefit from this, we may also allocate a Project Adviser (England) or Support Officer (Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) to provide additional advice and support.

Who can apply?

To apply you must normally be a formally constituted as one of the following: 

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs or SCIOs)
  • Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee
  • Community Benefit Societies
  • Co-operatives
  • Parish and Town Councils; Community Councils (in Scotland and Wales)

For Project Viability Grants only, applications can be received from non-incorporated organisations, as long as there is a longer-term plan to become incorporated in one of the forms listed above.


 The following are not eligible to apply for our funds/support:

  • 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

If you are not sure if your organisation is one we would consider, then complete an enquiry form and we will provide further advice. 


If you are eligible to apply, and have discussed your project with an AHF team member, then you can apply for funding here.

Make sure you have read the guidance notes relevant to the country you are applying from, and that you are familiar with the details of the supporting information you will be asked to provide. 

You can start the application process using the link at the bottom of this page. We recommend preparing your answers before beginning the online application using a Word document of the questions here - please note however formal applications can only be accepted through the online form.

Note that for an application to be considered the online application and supporting documents must both have been received by the deadline date.

You can find out more about what we do with the information we collect as part of the application process on our Privacy page.

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If you are unsure about any aspect of your application, email us at or call us on 020 7925 0199.