New Programme of Repair Funding for Historic Buildings in Wales Invites Applications

A new funding programme for Wales focusing on the repair of listed buildings at risk or in a vulnerable condition is accepting applications.

Funding is available for historic building repair projects in Wales which will help to safeguard the buildings’ significance, enhance condition, support beneficial use and ensure their long-term maintenance.

The Historic Buildings Capital Grant Programme is a new Cadw funded grant focusing on the repair of listed buildings at risk or in a vulnerable condition. The programme aims to invest essential capital in heritage at risk, helping owners and custodians to safeguard buildings into the future for the benefit of the wider community.

Building owners and trustees in Wales may apply. This includes:

  • Not for profit organisations including charitable trusts and religious bodies.
  • Local authorities.
  • Private individuals.

To be eligible, the building must:

  • Be a listed building (of any grade).
  • Be included on the All Wales Listed Building Condition database as a building at risk or a building in a vulnerable condition. If the building is not classed as at risk or vulnerable, evidence that the building has deteriorated into such a condition since its last assessment should be provided.
  • Have high communal value and /or local visual amenity value.

Grants of up to £250,000 are available, to fund up to 50% of eligible works costs. All projects must be completed by 1 February 2024.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 23 December 2022.

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