HISTORIC England is inviting community or heritage organisations in Craven to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to fund projects that will celebrate the built or historic environment near to them.

Applications for funding for smaller grass roots projects of less than £10,000 are also welcome.

The funding will focus on heritage that links people to overlooked historic places, with a particular interest in recognising and celebrating working class histories.

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: “The histories of castles and great houses and their inhabitants are well documented, but we know far less about our everyday heritage. From council estates, pubs and clubs, to farms, factories and shipyards, these are the places where most people have lived, worked and played for hundreds of years. We want to explore these untold stories and celebrate the people and places at the heart of our history.”

Historic England is also hoping for applications for projects that provide innovative volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants’ wellbeing.

Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories are the first of many cultural projects that Historic England aims to deliver over the next three years.

Applications close on Monday, May 23. For more information visit www.historicengland.org.uk or email EverydayHeritage@HistoricEngland.org.uk