Cadw – Historic Building Maintenance and Repair Capital Grant Programme 2022-23

The Historic Buildings Maintenance and Repair Capital Grant Programme 2022/23 is intended to offer financial assistance towards the maintenance and repair of historic community assets.

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. Therefore, the Historic Buildings Maintenance and Repair Capital Grant Programme 2022/23 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.

Who can apply

  • owners

  • trustees

  • other (eg management committee, vicar, finance officer etc).

In all cases the application must be signed by a person who has the relevant authority. If the applicant is not the owner, the onus will be on applicant to take all reasonable steps to obtain the owner’s permission.

Buildings in private ownership will not be eligible for grant support unless they are in regular use as community assets.

To be considered eligible, all necessary permissions and or consents must be in place and your application must meet the following criteria:

a. Listed building consent (or equivalent permission under ecclesiastical exemption arrangements)

If Consent or Permission is required you must obtain and provide either:

  • a copy of the consent; or

  • confirmation from the relevant authority that it is in place; or

  • confirmation that an application has been made.

If Consent or Permission is Not required you must obtain and provide:

  • confirmation of that fact from the relevant authority.

b. Lead Professional Advisor

Where the total project cost is £10,000 or more, a lead professional advisor (usually an architect, chartered building surveyor or chartered architectural technologist) must be appointed.

This advisor will be conservation accredited/certified.

We currently accept:

  • Architects listed on the AABC Register at category ‘A’; RIAS Register at Accredited or Advanced level or RIBA Conservation Register at Specialist Conservation Architect level

  • Chartered building surveyors listed on the RICS Building Conservation Accreditation Register

  • Chartered architectural technologists listed in the CIAT Directory of Accredited Conservationists at Accredited Conservationist level.

In some cases Cadw may be able to accept a chartered engineer or other heritage specialist as the appropriate lead professional, but this would need to be agreed in advance of any grant offer being made.

c. All projects must be completed by 1 February 2023 and claimed by 1 March 2023.

For more information, visit: https://funding.cymru/funds/2201