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.

Lord Herbert of Cherbury
20 March 2018

Miniature by Isaac Oliver, purchased by the National Trust with NHMF funding, forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition ‘House of Portraits’.

Sir Peter Luff
20 March 2018

Five new trustees are joining the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Board in the next couple of months, bringing with them skills that range from digital to finance and from place-making to archaeology.

25 January 2018

Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is delighted to have added the work Beachy Head, 1939 by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) to its permanent collection.

The Leekfrith Torcs
19 December 2017

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain.

Sketch of the Thames Tunnel
12 December 2017

On the anniversary of his death, two UK institutions secure objects of renowned engineer Sir Marc Brunel with help from National Heritage Memorial Fund funding.

27 November 2017

DCMS has conducted a review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Objects from the Hoard
26 October 2017

National Museums Scotland has today announced that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98million in order to acquire the Galloway Hoard on behalf of the nation.

The prehistoric gold torc
25 September 2017

A unique Bronze Age gold torc, regarded as the best to be found in England in more than a century, has been saved for the nation thanks to £138,600 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). 

Wedgwood’s First Day’s Vase is back on public display
18 September 2017

An iconic vase formed by master potter Josiah Wedgwood is back on permanent display in Stoke-on-Trent after it was saved for the nation.

Page from the Mostyn Psalter-Hours
12 September 2017

Rare and beautifully illuminated example of early medieval luxury book production in London acquired by the British Library for £775,000.