HeritageAlive! Grants 

Do you find the heritage in South Kesteven an inspiration, and want to share that with others?
Do you want to celebrate and inform about a local person, place or event with permanent interpretation?
Do you want to investigate possibilities for the future of a heritage site or asset; or carry out archaeology?
Do you need to carry out some emergency intervention to protect, preserve or conserve a building, archive, artwork or artifact – or make it more accessible?

 

The Heritage Alive Grant Fund seeks to highlight and celebrate the built and cultural heritage of South Kesteven, through projects which seek to inspire engagement with heritage, interpret the heritage around us, or intervene to protect, preserve, or make our heritage more accessible.

It can also help to fund feasibility studies and digitisation projects.

Grants of up to £4000 are available, across three funding tiers covering Inspiration, Interpretation, Intervention, and Investigation

The funding process has been kept as simple as possible, please refer to the guidance documents at the bottom of this page for full details, including deadlines for applications.

Tier 1: Grants up to £500

Heritage Alive! Inspiration Grant

 

Fund Closes 31st January 2020

 

This fund is open to any project which seeks to inspire, educate or engage people with any aspect of the heritage of South Kesteven.

For example, this could be a community group organising a lecture series or a school local history project.  An oral history project which records the memories or knowledge of members of the community, or funding for a heritage based community event.
The event does not have to be directly related to the heritage of South Kesteven itself, for example, a community group or school could arrange a talk on ‘Understanding Historic Buildings’, which could be quite generic, but would allow participants to better appreciate their local environment or care for their homes.

Applications are welcome at anytime, and will be assessed when received.

Tier 2: Grants up to £2000

Heritage Alive! Interpretation Fund

 

Fund Closes 31st January 2020

 

This fund is open to projects which involve the interpretation, commemoration or celebration of the heritage of South Kesteven.

For example, this could be the installation of a plaque or interpretation panels, research into the history of an influential local individual or group, or piece of public art which celebrates local heritage. It could also include projects which seek to improve accessibility to interpretation materials, such as audio guides, handling exhibits or video tours.
The project must directly relate to the history or heritage of South Kesteven, and must result in a tangible, publicly available resource.

Applications are welcome at any time, and will be assessed as they are received.

Tier 3: Grants up to £4000

 

 

Heritage Alive! Intervention Fund

 

Fund Closes 31st January 2020

 

This fund is open to projects which seek to conserve, restore, preserve or improve physical access to significant buildings, artworks, documents or objects.
For example, this could include funds towards the repair of a church window or roof, or the installation of ramps or hearing loops, the digitisation of documents or archives to make them available to the public, the restoration of a memorial or work of art, or installing preventative conservation measures to protect a collection.

Funding will be prioritised towards projects for which intervention will prevent further deterioration of the building or object, or which will provide for greater and more equal access.

The project must directly relate to the heritage of South Kesteven, and should result in a tangible outcome. If funding is given towards a feasibility study, the final aims of the project should produce a tangible outcome.
Funding will not be given for as adding kitchen/ toilet facilities to churches.

Applications are welcome at any time and will be assessed as they are received.

 

 

Heritage Alive! Investigation Fund

 

Fund Closes 31st January 2020

This fund is open to projects which seek to investigate or explore options for heritage assets within South Kesteven.

For example, this could include feasibility studies, architectural surveys and other professional services related to the preservation of heritage assets.
This new fund will also provide funding for archaeological works and services where the primary aim is to discover more about the heritage of South Kesteven and engage the community with that heritage.

Projects must focus on heritage within South Kesteven.

Applications are welcome at any time and will be assessed as they are received.

 

 

Note:

Where possible applications for all grant funds should be typed and submitted via email to claire.saunders@investsk.co.uk.

However we recognise that this could be a barrier to some applicants.  If you would like to send a hand written, hard copy, or if you would like to return the application in a different format  please contact Claire Saunders  on 01476 406318  or by email at claire.saunders@investsk.co.uk