National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Grants available for: Projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations.
Size of grant available: £3,000 – £10,000
No deadlines

Aims of Fund

The fund’s current focus is on supporting organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. In general, the fund aims to enable communities to understand, value and share their heritage to bring people together, inspire pride in communities and boost investment in local economies.

Who can apply

Not-for-profit organisations. Your group must have a constitution and bank account.

How much and what can you apply for

£3,000-£10,000

Projects must be either:

  • Led by, or focused on including, groups who are typically under-represented in heritage projects e.g. young people, minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds; or
  • Helping groups working with heritage to adapt and recover in the continuing Covid-19 crisis.

Further details are available on the fund’s website.

How to apply

You will need to register on their website to access an application form. Read the detailed guidance notes before you complete the application.

Deadlines for application

There are no deadlines. You can apply at any time. They will assess your application within 8 weeks.

Other details

The Heritage Lottery Fund has a lot of other grant programmes, so if this doesn’t quite fit what you want to do, or you need more than £10,000, look at their website for their other programmes.

Contact details

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/national-lottery-grants-heritage
enquire@hlf.org.uk
7 Holbein Place
London
SW1W 8NR
020 7591 6042 / 6044
Text service: 020 7591 6255

Page last updated: 19/1/21 RL

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