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Areas, buildings and monuments

Areas, buildings and monuments

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

Thanks to National Lottery players, since 1994 we have awarded almost £3billion to more than 9,000 historic building and monument projects across the UK.

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

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have halted all new grants until at least October 2020. Organisations in need can apply for our £50m Heritage Emergency Fund. Find out more and apply.