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Heritage funding for nature, designed landscapes, countryside, cultural traditions….

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:58

Heritage funding for nature, designed landscapes, countryside, cultural traditions….

The Heritage Fund provides funding for:

  • Nature works to improve habitats or conserve species, as well as helping people to connect to nature in their daily lives.
  • Designed landscapes improving and conserving historic landscapes such as public parks, historic gardens and botanical gardens.
  • Landscapes and the countryside large-scale rural projects that help improve landscapes for people and nature, by for example, restoring habitats and celebrating the cultural traditions of the land.
  • Cultural traditions exploring the history of different cultures through storytelling, or things that you do as part of your community. This could be anything from dance and theatre, to food or clothing It could also include the heritage of languages and dialects.
  • Community archaeology involves the active participation of volunteers in archaeological activities, everything from investigating, photographing, surveying to finds processing. Can occasionally include excavation. Sometimes called public archaeology.
  • Industrial and transport this might be places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history.
  • And much more…

Projects must meet at one or more of the fund's outcomes which are:

  1. A wider range of people will be involved in heritage (this outcome is mandatory)
  2. Heritage will be in better condition
  3. Heritage will be identified and better explained
  4. People will have developed skills
  5. People will have learned about heritage, leading to change in ideas and actions
  6. People will have greater wellbeing
  7. The funded organisation will be more resilient
  8. The local area will be a better place to live, work or visit
  9. The local economy will be boosted

A range of grants are available as follows:

  • a grant of £3,000 to £10,000 a project can last up to one year
  • a grant of £10,000 to £250,000 a project can last up to five years
  • a grant of £250,000 to £5 million, a project can be in development for up to two years and delivered in up to five years
  • a grant of £5million and over, a project can be in development for up to two years and delivered in up to five years.

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