The National Heritage Memorial Fund has been awarding grants to safeguard the UK’s most important heritage since 1980. In our 40th anniversary year, we are proud to continue this legacy.
We are currently developing a response to support nationally-important heritage at risk due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
As a result, we are only accepting applications for urgent cases that meet this criteria.
If you have an urgent application, please contact us.
In 2005 the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) celebrates its silver jubilee and the rich inheritance it has given to the public through its role as fund of last resort for the UK’s heritage.
Following the launch last September of a high-profile Art Fund campaign to save the export-stopped Macclesfield Psalter, this remarkable medieval manuscript has been secured for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to have acquired a highly significant portrait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, one of the most powerful figures in the Elizabethan Court.
National Heritage Memorial Fund gives nearly £1million to create UK’s first national memorial to Women of World War II
Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam locomotive, will stay in Britain.
The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its £250,000 application to the National Heritage Memorial Fund to buy the uniquely important ‘Viotti’ Stradivari Violin.
The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) today announced its first grant since almost emptying the funding pot to save Tyntesfield back in June 2002.
Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has today announced the satisfactory conclusion of the Quinquennial Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).
The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) awarded its largest ever award to help secure the future of the outstanding Victorian estate of Tyntesfield, near Bristol.
The Trustees of the Foundling Museum are delighted to announce the acquisition of their first major work of art from the nationally important Foundling Hospital Collection. Coram Family (successors of the Foundling Hospital) currently owns this collection.