New Funding to Champion England’s Working Class Heritage

Working class heritage is in the spotlight once again as Historic England announces further funding to uncover the stories of people and places often missing from the history records.

Castles, cathedrals and grand country houses are well documented but far less is known about ‘everyday heritage’ – the pubs, factories, football clubs and council estates where most people have lived, worked and played for hundreds of years.

Historic England is inviting community and heritage organisations to apply for funding through its Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories – for creative projects which will unlock and bring these stories to life.

Launched for the first-time last year, the scheme has already funded 57 projects, celebrating fascinating untold stories from across England.