Heritage Protection Commissions Programme

The Heritage Protection Commissions provides funding for strategic research and to build skills and capacity in our historic environment. The research funding from this scheme helps us to know what our historic environment comprises, which aspects of it are the most significant, how people value and interact with it, and what innovations in science and approach will help us to look after it for the future. The capacity building is targeted towards helping to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment by building the capacity and commitment of local communities to champion the conservation and enhancement of their own local historic environment.

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Summary

We want to work with others to develop a strategic understanding of our shared historic environment, to develop innovative ways to protect it from harm and to enrich skills and expertise to help care for it.  Please see our current Research Agenda which set out our broad research themes.

The Heritage Protection Commissions Programme funds projects that directly address the priorities outlined in Historic England's Corporate Plan. We assess all projects that we fund on how they will achieve outcomes that deliver public value through the use of a public value framework (PVF) to provide assurance to its stakeholders, including the tax paying public, that it invests public money in ways that optimise value. We offer funding for strategic research and to build skills and capacity in our historic environment. The research we fund wil help us to know what our historic environment comprises, which aspects of it are most significant, how people value and interact with it, and what innovations in science and approach will help us look after it for the future.There are two ways to apply for grants from this scheme, please follow the links on how to apply.

  1. We run an Open Proposals Programme which means that applications can be submitted at any time

  2. We also issue Calls for Proposals where the subject for grant funding is defined but you use your own creativity and expertise to shape your application.

Eligibility

All organisations including local authorities, educational institutions, charitable trust and registered companies that have an eligible project can apply for this grant.

Individuals can also apply as long as they can provide evidence of self-employed status

Objectives

Historic England's grant priorities include activities and projects that strengthen the ability of the sector to research, reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment by improving our understanding, managing and conserving.  For further information, please see the Historic England website https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/grants/

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How to apply

All applications are managed by the central Grants Team. If you are interested in applying, please see the website or email GrantsBusinessImprovement@HistoricEngland.org.UK

Supporting information

For more information, please see the Historic England website https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/grants/