Cadw offers grants to owners and others as a contribution towards the costs of repairing and restoring historic assets as well as match funding towards community, local authority and third sector led projects, Cadw will consider grant offers to:
- owners for buildings that are of outstanding architectural interest, ‘at risk’ or where the funding will have substantial community regeneration benefits. The rate of grant allocated will usually be no more than 30% of eligible works.
- local authorities towards conservation works which are part of local authority and Cadw Town Scheme Partnerships (TSPs) or the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Townscape Heritage Initiative
- third sector or community groups for projects which promote local heritage under Cadw’s Civic Initiatives (Heritage) Grant Scheme. The maximum grant is £5,000 to be match funded by non-public sector sources
- heritage organisations to help meet the costs of their work in Wales.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is providing a one-off grant in 2012-13 for capital works in listed places of worship. The National Churches Trust is administering a share of money in the form of open grants programme for listed places of worship outside the care of the Church of England. Another share is being administered by the Church of England through its dioceses.
Details of the programme are now available on the NCT website at http://nationalchurchestrust.org/supporting-you/grants/community-grants-new.php. Grants are available for new capital works e.g. extensions, facilities such as kitchen and toilets, heating etc); repairs and maintenance of existing fabric are not eligible.
There are limited funds available and due to the need for all grants under the scheme to have been claimed and paid by 31 March 2013, the programme is open for application from now until 30 August 2012. There will be opportunities for decisions in May, October and December of this year.