Preservation of Historic Winchester Micro Grant Program

Do you need help repairing your residence? Read on to see if PHW can financially assist you!

Statement of Purpose:

The Micro Grant Program was created to further PHW’s mission statement “to participate in the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and ownership of sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant to the cultural, social, political, economic, and architectural history of the Winchester, Virginia area.”

The Micro Grant Program is intended to fill a financial gap in support for homeowners to maintain their historic residences. The grant is intended as a one-time payment to subsidize repairs, maintenance, or restoration of missing historic features on the exteriors of buildings.

PHW plans to offer grant cycles twice a year, with deadlines on January 31 and May 31. Available funds will vary year to year.

Principles Guiding the Grant Program

The Micro Grant Program is intended for:

  • Owner-occupied residences located within Winchester’s National Register Historic District
  • Structures owned by nonprofit, religious or educational institutions
  • Work that will preserve, restore, or maintain the exterior of the building
  • Extra weight will be granted to buildings that were bought and resold through PHW’s Jennings Revolving Fund
  • The Micro Grant Program is NOT intended for:

  • Landscaping
  • Interior maintenance or rehabilitation costs
  • Rental properties
  • Businesses, contractors, or government agencies
  • Selection Criteria and Recommendations

    The criteria include the following:

  • Jennings Revolving Fund properties will be given priority consideration in each application cycle. A list of subject addresses may be found at our website.
  • The subject property must be located within the boundaries of the most recent Winchester National Register Historic District (last updated in 2015). More information may be found at The Virginia Department of Historic Resources. If you are unsure if your building is included in this area, you may contact PHW for clarification.
  • Work should be in line with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, available at The National Park Service.
  • Applications will be subject to all local ordinances and permits, as required.
  • Application Form

    PHW sought to design a simplified, one page grant form to ease the process for applicants. We recommend, however, that you include the supporting documents that you will need for your Board of Architectural Review application as well.

    Return your application packet to:
    Preservation of Historic Winchester
    530 Amherst St.
    Winchester, VA 22601

    If you would like to save money on postage, especially for oversized documents included in your application, we recommend dropping your packet off at any time at the back porch of the Hexagon House and leaving your packet in the cabinet on the back porch.