Buildings and monuments

Looking after historic buildings, monuments and archaeology ensures that we can safeguard the places people love for future generations.

These projects can help to sustain jobs, support economic growth and protect heritage at risk. They can also bolster local pride, nurture traditional craft skills and help communities enjoy and make use of the places they care about.

What do we support?

Projects we fund include:

  • Conservation and repairs to historic buildings and places
  • Finding appropriate new uses for historic buildings
  • Community archaeology projects
  • Investment in places of worship: find out more here

Project ideas

Our funding could help people:

  • repair and transform a historic building at the heart of their community
  • help volunteers learn building conservation skills
  • rescue a building on a Buildings at Risk register
  • undertake a community archaeology project
  • regenerate a historic town centre or high street
  • look after and learn about a local war memorial

How to get funding

Find out whether your project is eligible for funding.

Blog

Why Brutalist heritage gets my vote

As the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room reopen after extensive refurbishment, MP Ed Vaizey explains why he's a fan of the Brutalist architecture they epitomise

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How we held a Royal visit

Programme Manager at Lincoln Castle Revealed, Mary Powell, talks about logistics for the Royal opening of this HLF-supported project.

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Exploring the lasting legacy of the walled city

Two Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) grants have helped regenerate the historic built heritage of Derry~Londonderry. City Centre Manager, Jim Roddy, explores its lasting legacy for the walled city.