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 Funds for Historic Buildings

The Funds for Historic Buildings website provides a comprehensive funding search to funding for anyone seeking to repair, restore or convert for a new use any historic building in the United Kingdom (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) which is listed, scheduled or in a conservation area and of acknowledged historic merit.

The Heritage Alliance Funding Directory

The Directory is a free, easy to use guide to potential sources of support, financial and otherwise, for anyone seeking to undertake projects related to the heritage of the United Kingdom.

Your National Lottery - Good Causes

Here you can search for the right National Lottery funding programme for your project or activity.


A free basic online funding search that can help identify suitable funding opportunities


AIM - Association of Independent Museums

The National Body connecting, supporting and representing Independent Museums. AIM administer several grants for the UK museums sector

Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, founded in 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings at risk for the benefit of the public. They administer a number of grants and loans to organisations seeking to resucue and restore historic buildings. 

 The Art Fund 

The national fundraising charity for art. For over a hundred years, the art fund have been raising money to help museums acquire great works of art - of all ages and all types - for everyone to enjoy. The website hosts Art Happens, one of the best known crowdfunding arts and heritage crowdfunding platforms. 

Association of Cultural Enterprises

The Association for Cultural Enterprises promotes commercial best practice in the UK's cultural and heritage sector by providing training and networking opportunities and facilitating the sharing of information and experience between its members.

The British Association of Friends of Museums

Factsheets on funding and fundraising, establishing and managing friends' organisations
and thieir promotion.

Charity Commission 

The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charitable activity: enabling charities to maximise their impact; ensuring compliance with legal obligations; encouraging innovation and effectiveness; championing the public interest in charity to promote the public's trust and confidence.

Community Knowledge Hub

The Community Knowledge Hub is for Libraries and brings expert guidance and resources together with an interactive community of organisations and local authorities involved with community managed and supported libraries. Can give advice on co-production and asset transfers. A service provided by Locality.

County Voluntary Councils

Your local county voluntary council provide advice and information on fundraising and other fundraising sources, as well as assisting you with matters such as your governance.

Culture Hive 

A website to discover, share and inspire best practice in cultural, marketing, fundraising and management


Cymal is the division of the Welsh Assembly Government that advises and supports museums, libraries and archives in Wales. Cymal is a partner in Catalyst Cymru heritage fundraising. Provides several grants for Welsh Museums, libraries and Archives.

Directory of Social Change

The Directory of Social Change aims to be a recognised independent source of information and support to the voluntary and community sector. They produce a range of excellent books and publications on fundraising.

Environment Wales

Environment Wales is a partnership in the voluntary sector, funded by the Welsh Government. Our aim is to contribute to sustainable development by supporting and encouraging voluntary action to protect and improve the environment. Environment Wales have several grants available to eligible organisations.

Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales

The Federation is the organisation for all museum workers, both paid and voluntary in Wales. It exists to promote good practice in the museums and galleries across the country and to provide a forum for discussion of museum issues affecting members.

Fundraising Standards Board(FRSB)

The Fundraising Standards Board is the independent self-regulatory body for UK fundraising.

The Funding Centre

Wales's leading heritage consultancy and partner to the Catalyst Cymru project

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) 

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage through innovative investment in projects with a lasting impact on people and places. As the largest dedicated funder of the UK's heritage, with around £375million a year to invest in new projects and a considerable body of knowledge, we are also a leading advocate for the value of heritage to modern life. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural
environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our heritage.

The Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising and provides guidance on a range of fundraising methods.


Locality helps people to set up locally owned and led organisations. They support organisations to exchange ideas and best practice on community asset ownership, community enterprise and social action Their Asset Transfer Unit provides expert advice and guidance relating to the transfer of land and buildings.

Museums Association

The museums association is a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage.


A "showcase of fundraising inspiration and innovation" from across the world. Contains some excellent heritage related resources.

United Kingdom Association of Building Preservation Trusts (UKABPT)

Promotes and supports the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings

UK Fundraising

A rich array of useful fundraising information, news and resources.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities. WCVA's Funding Advice service offers advice, training and support to help organisations build their capacity to fundraise.

Wales Environment Link

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is the umbrella body for environmental and countryside non-governmental organisations in Wales.

Catalyst projects UK

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