Give to independent heritage

Our sister charity, the Historic Houses Foundation, relies on your generosity to enable independent owners to carry out vital works safeguarding their heritage for future generations

The Historic Houses Foundation is a charitable grant-giving foundation.

Its main aims are to support the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural significance together with their gardens and grounds, and to support the restoration and conservation of works of art in historic houses open to the public.

The HHF gives grants for the repair and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures located in England and Wales, including where appropriate their gardens, grounds and outbuildings. We would normally expect your building or structure to be listed however, we may also make grants to projects that involve an unlisted building.

The charity also play a vital role in the restoration and conservation of works of art in historic house collections open to the public, often helping where support cannot otherwise be found.

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We can provide more info on how your gift might be used, or put you in touch with someone who can help you draw up your will to include a legacy to Historic Houses

Norman Hudson, OBE on "Match 2022: Fundraising for the Future"

We recently launched the Historic House’s Foundation’s first major fundraising campaign - Match 2022. A generous donor has promised to match any donations received by the Foundation, up to a total of £5 million from now until the end of 2022.

This means that if you give £50, it will be worth £100 to us or, if you add Gift Aid, £125. That’s an extra £125 direct to the restoration projects we fund.

We only have until the end of 2022 to raise the full amount, so please join our campaign now. Feel free to talk to us about how to make a donation as part of Match 2022 or how to leave a legacy for the longer term. If you are considering making a donation but have yet to take action, now is a good time.