Conservation Management Plans & HLF

Projects that are seeking funding from the Heritage Fund (formerly known as the Heritage Lottery Fund) may require additional documents such as Conservation Management Plans and Activity Plans.

We can assist you in producing documents to accompany your funding application, please contact us for a quotation.

Conservation Management Plan

A Conservation Management Plan is a requirement if you are seeking a Heritage Fund grant of over £250,000. At the core of the document is an assessment of the heritage value of your building that shares some similarity with a standard Statement of Significance. In addition to this, there are further sections on the potential risks to your building, and opportunities to improve its condition and use. Finally, and most importantly, there is a section on your conservation management policies that is intended to provide a framework for those looking after the building in the long-term.

Activity Planning

A core principle for the Heritage Lottery Fund is that grants are not given solely to fund a building or repair project, but also to support activities that help people better engage with historic buildings and use them to their full extent. As part of your Heritage Lottery Fund application you will be asked to carry out public consultation and draft a detailed, and costed, Activity Plan. The plan should elaborate how you intend to increase public engagement with the building both during the building project and once it is created. If your application is successful, part of your grant  will be made to cover these costs.