The Historic Houses Foundation is a charitable grant giving foundation.
The main aims of the Foundation 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.
We 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.
Six paintings in the collection at Capesthorne Hall will be restored with funding from the Historic Houses Foundation. The paintings at Capesthorne are extraordinary for their depth and range as a family collection accumulated over centuries.
Everingham Hall Chapel, Yorkshire
In 2017, the Historic Houses Foundation gave a first grant to Everingham Hall Chapel in Yorkshire to establish the parameters of a proposed restoration. Now further funds will repair the roof and walls.
Blog: Autumn 2019
Everyone loves a winner and, at the Historic Houses Foundation, we are always proud when one of the projects we have funded goes on to win an award. I’ve just been a guest at the presentation of the 2019 Georgian Group Awards and was pleased to see Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing singled out for recognition.
The restoration project at Pitzhanger Manor has taken over eight years. The Historic Houses Foundation were involved at the start, funding a small part of this ambition restoration project. It’s a good example of how we can often act as an enabler to bring other, larger, funds in on the act.