Application deadlines and funding decisions

Deadlines for grant requests will vary, depending on how much you’re asking for, the grant programme, and where your project is based.

Check the relevant grant programme page for details of deadlines and funding decision dates for Resilient Heritage or Heritage Enterprise (grant requests over £1million).

The deadlines for Heritage Grants and Heritage Enterprise grant requests under £1m are specific to your area. These are listed below.

For Heritage Grants second-round applications (grant requests of over £1m and under £5m only), please see the below deadlines and decision dates:

  • 4 December 2018 for a decision in March 2019 – only second round applications to be accepted
  • 1 March 2019 for a decision in June 2019
  • 4 June 2019 for a decision in September 2019
  • 1 August 2019 for a decision in December 2019

Second-round applications and supporting materials must be received by one of the dates set out above for grant requests of £1m-£5m. Second-round applications can be submitted up to 24 months after first-round approval.

Later dates for second round applications to be agreed with your local office.

There are no deadlines for grant requests under £100,000. This includes all applications under the Sharing Heritage, Our Heritage, Young Roots, First World War: then and now, and Resilient Heritage programmes. However, we will be launching our new Funding Framework early in 2019 and will therefore not be accepting applications under these programmes after 18 January 2019.

For those who have been given a first round pass under the Parks for People programme, the second round deadlines are:

  • 12 noon Wednesday 3 September 2018
  • 12 noon Friday 1 March 2019

Some decisions on whether or not to support applications are made centrally by our Board of Trustees. Others are made at monthly or quarterly meetings specific to your area. We have listed these local meeting dates below to show you when you’re likely to receive a funding decision.

Jump to deadlines and decisions for your region or nation:

East of England

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 27 February 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 25 May 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 21 June 2018
  • 6 September 2018
  • 6 December 2018

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East Midlands

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 25 May 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in November 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 14 June 2018
  • 13 September 2018
  • 29 November 2018

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London

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by

  • 24 November 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 2 March 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 8 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 14 June 2018
  • 11 September 2018
  • 27 November 2018

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North East

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

For second round applications only: 4 December 2018 for a decision in March 2019. 

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 11 September 2018
  • 27 November 2018
  • 12 March 2019

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North West

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 6 September 2017 for a decision in December 2017
  • 22 November 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 28 February 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 6 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 21 June 2018
  • 20 September 2018

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Northern Ireland

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 4 December 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 12 March 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 18 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 19 June 2018
  • 18 September 2018
  • 4 December 2018

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Scotland

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 17 November 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 23 February 2018 for a decision June 2018
  • 1 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 12 June 2018
  • 13 September 2018
  • 29 November 2018

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South East England

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your second-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 4 December 2018 for a decision in March 2019

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 21 November 2018

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South West

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 24 November 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 2 March 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 1 June 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 19 June 2018
  • 18 September 2018
  • 4 December 2018

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Wales

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 24 May 2018 for a decision in August 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in November 2018
  • For second round applications only: 30 November 2018 for a decision in March 2019

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 5 September 2018
  • 21 November 2018
  • 5 March 2019 

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West Midlands

Deadlines

Heritage Grants and Heritage Enteprise is currently closed for first round applications. First round applications submitted before 16 August 2018 should receive a decision December 2018.

For second round Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m we must receive your application and all supporting documents by:

  • 5 November 2018 for a decision in March 2019

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 4 September 2018
  • 20 November 2018
  • 7 March 2019

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Deadlines

Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £1m – we must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 21 November 2017 for a decision in March 2018
  • 22 February 2018 for a decision in June 2018
  • 31 May 2018 for a decision in September 2018
  • 16 August 2018 for a decision in December 2018

Funding decisions

Quarterly meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £1m and Heritage Grants programmes up to £1m:

  • 20 September 2018
  • 22 November 2018
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