Funding for Local Projects in Wales that Connect Communities with Heritage

A national programme is inviting applications.

Funding is available to heritage and community organisations for small-scale capital projects in Wales that will encourage engagement with local heritage.

The funding is for projects based and taking place in Wales and which can be delivered by 31 December 2022.

Examples of supported activities include:

  • Small-scale physical works such as the erection of plaques or interpretive panels.
  • Creation of walking trails, murals or pop-up window displays.
  • Development of digital resources, for example interactive maps, videos, exhibitions and podcasts.
  • Innovative ways of identifying and celebrating local heritage through the arts, music, storytelling, crafting projects or outdoor activities such as cycling and walking.

Applications will be accepted from the following:

  • Not-for-profit organisations, including those already involved in the promotion of heritage at a community level, and projects led by public sector organisations.
  • Museums and other indoor venues or attractions with projects that explore the heritage outside their doors.
  • Community groups that are not heritage-based but wish to explore and interpret their local heritage by taking a closer look at what is on their doorsteps.
  • Organisations in Wales (including not-for-profit) who care for historic buildings, sites and attractions that open their doors to visitors more than 28 days a year, such as historic places of worship.
  • Private owners of heritage.

Grants of £3,000 to £10,000 are available.

The deadline for applications is noon on 4 October 2021.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)