Architectural Heritage Fund – Cultural Recovery Programme

Deadline 9th November 2020

The funding is for charities and social enterprises in England occupying historic buildings to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available per organsation.

Examples of what they can fund include:

  • Business planning consultants.
  • Marketing, digital outputs and social media consultants and associated costs.
  • Accounts and financial advisors.
  • Costs of community engagement work to gauge demand for proposed new uses or to advertise them to the community (e.g. outreach, pop-up events, consultations).
  • Costs of audience development work, including gauging potential for new tenants or types of tenants.
  • Legal costs where these are critical in establishing the viability of proposed new uses (e.g. advice on restricted covenants).
  • Specialist VAT advice to identify the most tax efficient approach to the project.
  • VAT costs that cannot be reclaimed.
  • Consultants that provide specialist advice on re-opening post COVID-19.
  • Fundraising Strategy consultants.
  • Organisational overheads capped at 20% of the award, to enable the organisation to spend the time necessary to engage properly with the business planning process.

Click here for the AHF website.