Transforming Places through Heritage
This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form part of the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Our programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. We will support charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.
What types of funding are available and when can I apply?
The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through Crowdfunding and Community Shares. We will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for Transformational Projects. Below you will find the dates for the opening of initial grant applications.
Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work, open now for applications.
Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs, open now for applications.
Transformational Project Grants: up to £350,000, for transformational capital projects, currently closed for applications.
Community Shares Booster Grants: Apply here
Please download the Programme Guide and Help Notes to find out more about the types and amounts of grants available.