Funds for Historic
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
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
The National Body connecting, supporting and representing
Independent Museums. AIM administer several grants for the UK
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
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.
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.
Association of Friends of Museums
Factsheets on funding and fundraising, establishing and managing
and thieir promotion.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
The Fundraising Standards Board is the independent
self-regulatory body for UK fundraising.
Wales's leading heritage consultancy and partner to the Catalyst
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,
environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of
Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body
for UK fundraising and provides guidance on a range of fundraising
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.
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
United Kingdom Association
of Building Preservation Trusts (UKABPT)
Promotes and supports the rescue and sustainable use of historic
A rich array of useful fundraising information, news and
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. We represent
and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and
Funding Advice service offers advice, training and support to
help organisations build their capacity to fundraise.
Wales Environment Link (WEL) is the umbrella body for
environmental and countryside non-governmental organisations in
Catalyst projects UK