Townscape Heritage schemes help to reverse the decline of our best-loved historic townscapes. Local, regional and national organisations work together to repair buildings in conservation areas and bring them back to life.
Schemes don't just help to create attractive, vibrant places that people want to live, work, visit and invest in. They also inspire communities to find out more about their townscape heritage, and give local people the chance to learn new skills. The predecessor of this grant programme is Townscape Heritage Initiative.
We’re passionate about the difference our projects make for heritage, people and communities. We take account of the outcomes your project will achieve in our assessment. You can read about these in the application guidance.
Applications go through a two-round process. This is so you can apply at an early stage of planning your project and get an idea of whether you're likely to receive a grant. Then you can send us your detailed proposals. At the first round you can also ask for funding to develop your project.
There are some additional documents we highly recommend you read:
First-round applications and all supporting materials must be received by 12 noon on 1 September for a decision in January.
Second-round applications can be submitted up to 12 months after first-round approval. They are assessed within three months, after which funding decisions are made at the next quarterly decision meeting for your area. To find out when the meetings are, and when you're likely to get a decision, see the Application deadlines and funding decisions for your area.
The Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (the local authority for the Western Isles) aimed to restore key buildings and revitalise an outstanding conservation area in the heart of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
With stone flags instead of tarmac on pavements, a restoration of a run-down arcade and upper floors of the Yorkshire buildings, the vit