Historic England; Grants to Uncover Hidden Working-Class Heritage – 23 May 2023

Historic England is making grants available to fund community-led projects that will celebrate ‘overlooked’ working class histories.

Community or heritage organisations can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that will celebrate the built or historic environment near them. The funding is made available through ‘Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories’, which will support projects that allow people to share “overlooked” or “untold” stories of the place where they live.

Grants could be used to celebrate aspects of diverse heritage including railways, mines, factories, pubs, clubs, shipyards and council estates.

Historic England are particularly interested in funding smaller grass roots projects of less than £10,000.

Activities should provide volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants’ wellbeing.

The closing date for applications is the 23 May 2022.

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