Heritage Alive Grant Funds

South Kesteven District Council, through InvestSK have launched a new small grants fund to support heritage projects across the district.

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.

Three funding tiers are available

Heritage Alive Inspiration Fund – grants of up to £500
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 community event.

Heritage Alive Interpretation Fund – grants of up to £2000
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.

Heritage Alive Intervention Fund – Grants of up to £4000
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 towards feasibility studies will also be considered.

Full details, including how to apply can be found here