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 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


Their priorities are for projects that:

  • promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people (a mandatory outcome)
  • boost the local economy
  • encourage skills development and job creation
  • support wellbeing
  • create better places to live, work and visit
  • improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage

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. The application form questions and some help notes are available to view on their website before you fill in the actual 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
For fund queries in London and South England:
020 3787 4819
Text phone/ Relay UK service: 18001 plus 020 7591 6044
For other parts of the UK, see website details:

Page last updated: 20/6/23 RL

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