Aims/priorities: The cost of repairing a neglected historic building is often so high that restoration simply isn’t commercially viable. Heritage Enterprise makes such schemes possible by funding some of the repair

costs. Historic buildings can attract thriving businesses and boost economic growth. And yet many lie vacant and derelict because of the high costs involved in rescuing them. Heritage Enterprise can help communities repair derelict historic places, giving them productive new uses. By funding the repair costs and making these buildings commercially viable, we hope to breathe new life into vacant sites. Not-for-profit organisations work with private partners to generate economic growth, and create jobs and opportunities in those places that need it the most. The grant programme expects projects to achieve one or more of these outcomes:

  • outcomes for heritage
  • outcomes for people
  • outcomes for communities.

Who can apply? The Heritage Lottery Fund supports all kinds of projects, as long as they make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities

Grant amount: Grant requests over £100,000 and under £1m (including any development

funding) and Grant requests of £1m and under £5m (including any development funding).

Deadline: Grant requests over £100,000 and under £1m (including any development funding): 21 June 2018 and 20 September 2018. Grant requests of £1m and under £5m (including any development funding): 14 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018 and 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018.

Application process: Online application form

Contact information: Tel: 020 7591 6000, Email: [email protected]

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