Sharing Heritage

Grants available for: Projects that help people learn about their own and other people’s heritage, run or led by a not-for-profit organisation.
Size of grant available: £3,000 – £10,000
No deadlines

Aims of Fund

To enable communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about their diverse heritage.

Who can apply

Not-for-profit organisations or partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations. Your group must have a constitution and bank account.

How much and what can you apply for


Your project should result in at least one of the following outcomes for people taking part:

  • They develop skills
  • They learn about heritage
  • They change their attitudes and/or behaviour
  • They have an enjoyable experience
  • They volunteer time

The most important of these as that people learn about heritage, and your project will be much more likely to be funded if it achieves this.

In addition, your application will be stronger if your project achieves any of the following:

  • Heritage is better managed
  • Heritage is in better condition
  • Heritage is better interpreted and explained
  • Heritage is identified/recorded
  • Negative environmental impacts are reduced
  • More people and a wider range of people engage with heritage
  • Organisations are more resilient
  • The local economy is boosted
  • The local area/community is a better place to live, work or visit

How to apply

You will need to register on their website to access an application form. You can then fill in an application form and send it off. Before completing your application, they recommend you complete an enquiry form online to find out if your project is suitable for the programme.

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
020 7591 6042/44
7 Holbein Place
Fax: 020 7591 6001
Text service: 020 7591 6255

Date & initials

15/7/16 MS