Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support diverse projects, heritage and stories which may have been previously overlooked, with a particular focus on the everyday lives of working people and communities. Projects should engage with a wide range of heritage and enable people to creatively share overlooked or untold stories of their communities.
Subjects could include:
- Places where ordinary people work and live.
- Working class communities and areas.
- Work and workers.
- People from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
- Heritage related to places with low social mobility.
- Social housing.
- Industrial heritage.
- Community heritage.
- Rural stories.
- Coastal towns.
Activities should provide innovative volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants' wellbeing.
Who can apply? All organisations are eligible to apply including community interest groups (CICs), charities and local authorities.
There is particular interest in funding organisations which represent:
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
- LGBTQ+ communities.
- Disabled or neurodiverse people.
- Working class communities.
- Young people.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £25,000 are available. Smaller grassroots projects of less than £10,000 will be given priority for funding.
Application process: Full guidelines and an application form can be found on the Historic England website. There will be application support sessions on the following days:
- 22 March 2022, 10.30 to 12.00.
- 31 March 2022, 15.30 to 17.00.
Applicants should email EverydayHeritage@HistoricEngland.org.uk to book onto one of these sessions.
Deadline: 23 May 2022.
Contact information: Tel 020 7973 3700, Email EverydayHeritage@HistoricEngland.org.uk
Website address: historicengland.org.uk