The Country Houses Foundation

The Country Houses Foundation

Charity information

The Country Houses Foundation

The Country Houses Foundation (CHF) is a charitable grant-giving foundation which was set up in 2005. The objects of the Foundation are:

# to advance the preservation, for the public benefit, of buildings of sufficient historic or architectural significance or importance to merit preservation together with their gardens and grounds anywhere in England, and

# to protect and augment the amenities and furnishings of any such buildings, gardens and grounds.

Applicants can be either an organisation or a private individual having legal responsibility for the repair of an historic building, its gardens and grounds. The CHF would normally expect the applicant to own the building or estate or hold a full repairing lease with not less than 20 years to run or be able to demonstrate that they have a legally binding agreement to acquire such a building or estate.

Founded 2005