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.

Our Grants

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. 

Case Studies

Capesthorne Hall,


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: Winter 2020, COVID-19 Update


For the first time, the Historic Houses Foundation has received direct funding from Government as part of Historic England’s Heritage Stimulus Fund.


A £3 million stimulus granted to the Historic Houses Foundation will allow us to support 18 individual projects in England from Devon to Northumberland. The grants provide a green light for projects that had stalled since the Spring lockdown and for projects where pending applications could not be completed because of distancing rules.