Historic England has announced that the National Capacity Building Programme is now open for applications. Funding is available for England wide activities and projects that promote the conservation, understanding and sustainable management and development of the historic environment.
Targets for support include:
- National-level projects and activities that champion, support and enable third-sector organisations and voluntary groups, to reduce heritage at risk and sustainably manage heritage assets by engaging more effectively in the historic environment;
- Support for statutory consultees to provide advice to local authorities to achieve the sustainable management of change in the historic environment;
- Projects which enable national third-sector organisations to reduce their reliance on public funding and to increase their effectiveness in their work with the historic environment.
Applications must refer to the Historic England Corporate Plan, and identify how they will align with Historic England’s strategic objectives and activities, and in particular, how they will meet the outcomes of the real-world impacts and specified outcomes of the logic model. Applications will also be assessed against the Historic England Public Value Framework and it is advised that applicants consult this when submitting an application.
Activities and projects for which there is a lack of alternative funding will be the highest priority for support. Please email GrantsBusinessImprovement@HistoricEngland.org.uk for application forms and guidance notes.
The closing date for this round of funding is the 10th November 2019.