13 endorsed by the Cultural Heritage Fund

Cultural Heritage Fund Larvik Fritjof II Pilot vesselPilot vessel Frithjof II in Larvik has received funding from the Cultural Heritage Fund twice before. The Cultural Heritage Fund considers it positive and important that the vessel is used for general purpose in maritime activities in the traditional way, adapted to children, youngsters and adults. Here from an trip earlier in June, with Manager Einar Engen and Mayor Rune Høiseth in the middle, flanked by board members and friends in the Pilot Vessel Frithjof II Foundation. Photo: Stiftelsen Losskøyta Frithjof II

13 Vestfold projects endorsed by the Cultural Heritage Fund

The Norwegian Cultural Heritage Fund has distributed its annual funds. 13 cultural monuments in Vestfold are preserved due to grants from the Fund.


A total of 13 projects have received NOK 2.7 million in grants all-in-all. There were 21 applications from Vestfold that asked for a total of NOK five million.

The number of applications to the Cultural Heritage Fund (Kulturminnefondet) has increased a lot in recent years. The Cultural Heritage Fund is helping to save more cultural monuments across Norway than ever before.

City and towns is a priority area, and for the past two years, the application volume from Oslo has increased by more than twice from the years before.

– The Cultural Heritage Fund is a low-threshold offer for private owners, and we are working hard to simplify the application process. The large amount of applications indicates that we are on the right track in this work, says Director of the Cultural Heritage Fund, Simen Bjørgen.

He is also pleased that the Government has strengthened the Cultural Heritage Fund with increased grants, which makes it possible to support more worthy initiatives across the country.

No application deadline

The Cultural Heritage Fund previously had one annual application deadline, but as of 2019 onwards this will change. Then the application deadline will be gone and it will be possible to apply all year round. Private owners of protectable cultural heritage can already submit their application for support for 2019, but no decision is made before the New Year.

The list of allotted grants in Vestfold

Project Applicant LocationAmount
Vinduer – Holmestrand MuseumsforeningHolmestrand Museumsforening Holmestrand340,000
Sandefjord KurbadAnett Kristiansen Sandefjord350,000
Paalsestua på Hagenes HammerverkAnne-Lotte Gulbrandsen Larvik200,000
Colin Archers gate 4Celine Vik Olsen og Tom Kristensen Larvik150,000
Havnegata 4Åsgårdstrand Sjømannsforening Horten150,000
Ishavsskuta Berntine Li ASThorvald M. Haraldsen Tønsberg600,000
Tufte Gård – kåpestabburHelge Hammelow-Berg Sandefjord200,000
LåveveggSøndre Årø Sameie Nøtterøy90,000
Roa – HvalfangerhjemHilde Marie Helgesen Mosebekk Larvik20,000
Karljohansvern – Det Røde HusHenry Noss Gundersen og Greta H Klemetsen Horten32,000
Fevang Søndre bryggerhusThea Mørk Engelstad Sandefjord98,000
Tønsberg kystkultursenterLoggen kystlag Tønsberg300,000
Losskøyta FrithjofStiftelsen Losskøyta Fritjof Larvik200,000


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