Community Preservation Grants

Honoring organizations in every New England state

Historic New England provides grants of $1,000 each to a small to mid-sized heritage organization in each of the six New England states, consistent with our strategic agenda goals for regional focus, visibility, and heritage preservation.

The application deadline for 2017 has passed. Winners will be announced in the fall. Join our mailing list to be notified when the 2018 application is live.

Preservation pioneer William Sumner Appleton believed that successful preservation of New England’s heritage would benefit from the creation of a regional organization supported by a large membership, and also believed in working closely with local and statewide organizations to achieve mutual preservation goals. As Historic New England works to fulfill our mission and vision of being a regional partner for heritage organizations, we reconfirm our belief that collaboration among organizations devoted to preservation activities in the region will strengthen all efforts and raise the visibility and importance of preservation at all levels throughout New England.


2016 Community Preservation Grant Winners

These organizations received $1,000 grants

Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut, to digitize 425 of the museum’s most important oversize textile machinery drawings for online access.

Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., in Bath, Maine, to help fund historic paint finish documentation for Winter Street Church restoration.

Fitchburg Historical Society in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to support a master plan for renovation of the Phoenix Building in a downtown revitalization area.

Warner House Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to support a textile care workshop for small museums held at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord.

Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, Rhode Island, for an oral history video project with ninety-five-year-old Chief Strong Horse, an elder of the Narragansett Tribe.

Root District Game Club in Norwich, Vermont, toward matching a grant for foundation repair for a 1937 one-room Root Schoolhouse (pictured).

Past Community Preservation Grant Winners

2015 Community Preservation Grant Recipients

2014 Community Preservation Grant Recipients

2013 Community Preservation Grant Recipients

2012 Community Preservation Grant Recipients

2011 Community Preservation Grant Recipients

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