Association for Industrial Archaeology – Restoration Grants

Grant Sources

Funding is available to not-for-profit organisations for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK.

Maximum value:  £ 20,000

Objectives of Fund

Funding is available for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

Match Funding Restrictions

The grant should be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of, or having already raised, matching funding from their own resources, fund raising and/or an HLF, PRISM or other grant award.

The grant from the AIA must be a significant part of the total project cost, not just a small contribution to a very large project.

Who Can Apply

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK are eligible to apply.

The heritage asset must be:

  • Covered by a Conservation Policy and/or Statement.
  • Sustainably managed, displayed and interpreted for the public, therefore the public must have full access to the asset.

Restrictions

Funding is not available for the following:

  • Projects that will result in another body reducing their funding.
  • Private businesses.
  • On-going revenue funding.
  • Projects where the grant represents less than 20% of the total project costs.

Eligible Expenditure

Capital funding is available for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK.

The application will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and can be used either for new projects or ones which have begun but need further funding for completion.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted on four sides of A4 paper and cover all the following areas:

  • The name of the organisation with full contact details of the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the organisation, its status (eg Charity, with number), bank details and website address.
  • What is the heritage asset for which funding is sought, why is it important to industrial heritage and history, what is its value to the local community and what does the organisation propose to do with the grant? What is the ownership of the asset for which funding is sought?
  • How much grant is being sought and what it will be spent on? What is the total project cost?
  • Proof of partnership funding, funding-raising activities and other grants that have been secured and not-secured, and details of the volunteer input into the project.
  • Once the restoration work is complete, how will it be maintained, run, managed, interpreted and displayed for the public (to include public opening times).
  • When will work start and finish? What is the timetable for the work?
  • How the AIA grant will be acknowledged.

A copy of the organisation’s Conservation Policy and Conservation Statement should also be included

Applications should be submitted by email as a Word file. If this is not possible then paper copies will be accepted.

More details can be found by following the links below:

Restoration Grants

Association for Industrial Archaeology

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