Cleary Fund - Grants for Historic Building Conservation

Status: Open to applications

Application Deadline: 13th August, 2018


A small number of grants are available each year to support the conservation of Georgian buildings and monuments in the United Kingdom.


Maximum Value: £ 1,000
Minimum Value: £ 250

Value Notes 

Annually, the Fund makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 to about 10 projects.

Extended Description

The Building Restoration Grant is provided by the F. E. Cleary Heritage Fund (commonly known as The Cleary Fund) and is administered by the Georgian Group.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking conservation projects on buildings that are publically owned or used by the public. In some cases, projects for threatened buildings will also be considered.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 13 August 2018.

Key Criteria

Organisations that are undertaking conservation projects on buildings that are publically owned or used by the public in the UK are eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available towards the repair and restoration of Georgian buildings and monuments in the United Kingdom. Grants are usually made towards the conservation of buildings in public ownership or to which there is public access, although they may occasionally be given towards other projects such as the recording of threatened buildings.

Match Funding Restrictions

The Fund intends to pump-prime schemes, prompt other sources to make grants and to fund specific elements in larger schemes.


Applicants are advised to contact The Georgian Group to confirm that exclusions do not apply.

Payment Procedure

Grants will be paid on satisfactory completion of the works. Submission of relevant approval documents, such as Diocesan Advisory Committee approval or listed building consent, will be required where relevant.

Application Procedure

Applications should comprise of the following:

  • A covering letter with the applicants' full contact details.
  • Information about the building or monument for which a grant is sought, including date of construction and history.
  • A description of the works proposed and an explanation of why they are necessary and desirable.
  • Estimates of the cost and timetable.
  • Plans and drawings showing the proposed works.
  • Images showing both general views of the building and, where appropriate, details of the defects to be repaired.
  • Details of planning permissions, listed building consents, faculties etc applied for or obtained.

Contact the Georgian Group for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available on their website.

Contact details:
The Georgian Group 
6 Fitzroy Square 
020 7529 8928