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Historic buildings grant

Community assets that are listed for their special architectural or historic interest have an important part to play in the well-being and vitality of communities across Wales. 

Their viability and resilience as we face the challenges of climate change is underpinned by routine repair and maintenance.  Cadw recognises that this work may have been neglected due to the impact of the current pandemic.  Therefore, the Historic Buildings Maintenance and Repair Capital Grant Programme 2021/22 is intended to offer financial assistance towards the maintenance and repair of historic community assets, such as village and community halls, institutes, libraries, war memorials and places of worship that are open for wider community use.

A grant of 75% of grant eligible works up to a maximum of £15,000 per property is available for a range of small scale maintenance and repairs which are necessary to keep community assets in good order, such as:

  • clearing rain water gutters, valleys and downpipes
  • repairing or replacing sections of damaged rainwater goods
  • minor roof repairs, slipped slates/tiles/ridges etc 
  • leadwork/flashing repair/renewal
  • small-scale rebuilding works  eg. chimney stacks/parapets
  • localised masonry repairs or re-pointing
  • joinery repairs and redecoration
  • glazing repairs
  • plasterwork repairs
  • boundary wall and railing repairs.

The work should be undertaken by a contractor with conservation skills / experience of historic buildings.  And depending on the complexity of the works, should be specified by a conservation accredited architect or chartered surveyor.

Additional funding may be available on an exceptional basis where the applicant is able to demonstrate that the scale of works is extensive.   

Professional fees are also eligible and it is recommended that specialist advice is sought unless a conservation skilled craftsperson is used.

Cadw will not fund either new build or works to services. 

The grant scheme is a competitive process and is available only to projects where the works will be completed by 28 February 2022 and claim made for payment by 25 March 2022.