PNNMP provides grants to residents and organizations in the Northern Neck (King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster counties) and in Essex and Middlesex counties for the preservation of historic structures and resource preservation including, but not limited to, documents, maps, prints, and paintings that preserve the heritage of the area.
The total funding availability varies from year to year, but in the past grants have generally ranged from $200 to $1000. Grant applications for the next cycle can be submitted from now until January 31, 2021. Grants are awarded in the spring at the annual meeting. The grant recipient must be present to receive the grant at that time. If you have questions, please contact us!
We’re always very interested in grant applications!
To apply, please fill out the application below and submit to the PNNMP Grant Committee at Post Office Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572.
In addition to grants, PNNMP undertakes direct projects related to historic preservation. In 2019, we contributed to the restoration of an important historic Glebe House in Essex County. In 2015, we launched a project to help stabilize and preserve Rochester House, an original 1746 building in Westmoreland County near Lyells that is listed on both the Virginia and the National Historic Registers. Another very significant past project was the publication of the book Historic Sites In Virginia’s Northern Neck & Essex County. PNNMP also excavated the burial vault of Samuel, Martha and Jeremiah Rust, who died between 1718 and 1731. The vault’s history was researched and the vault itself was carefully documented, and then it was re-dedicated in a historical ceremony with some eighty-five persons in attendance and buried again in order to preserve it.