The National Heritage Memorial Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has been awarding grants to safeguard the UK’s most important heritage since 1980. 

As a fund of last resort, NHMF has helped save thousands of our most-loved treasures from being lost forever. Taken together, these treasures form a UK-wide memorial in honour of those who have given their lives to the country.

What we fund

NHMF can help buy anything which is of outstanding importance to the national heritage and either at risk or of memorial character. For example:

  • works of fine or decorative art
  • museum collections 
  • archives
  • manuscripts
  • items of transport and industrial history
  • historic buildings and land

Over the last 40 years we have funded some of the most remarkable heritage for the UK public to enjoy and explore. You can find out more about our heritage and the heritage treasures that NHMF has helped to save on our news page or our project archive.