Funding Opportunity: Regenerating historic high streets – High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme

29th May 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

The Expression of Interest phase of the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme has been launched, and will close on Friday 12th July. The EoI stage is a competitive process, only successful applications will then be asked to develop a full programme design.  Applications will  be accepted from any not-for-profit organisation (e.g. local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations) and partnerships led by not-for profit organisations who can demonstrate capacity to deliver. If an application does not have the support of the local authority it will not be accepted.

A Cultural Programme, which is being designed by the Historic England in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, must be embedded with the application.  This Programme will:

  • revitalise high streets through cultural programmes, bringing more people and a wider range of people, and new activity, to the heart of communities, and raising aspirations
  • support greater use of high streets and increase dwell time
  • support people and places to thrive through cultural engagement, creating greater pride, sense of community and wellbeing
  • support local organisations, communities and stakeholders to sustain the benefits of the programme in the future

Delivery of this Cultural Programme is expected to be by local arts and culture based groups and organisations. Click here for further information on how to apply.