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, but currently closed

Aims of Fund

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


Projects must show that:

  • A wider range of people will be involved in heritage (mandatory outcome)

You can also have any of the following additional  outcomes:

  • Heritage will be in better condition
  • Heritage will be identified and better explained
  • People will have developed skills
  • People will have learnt about heritage, leading to change in ideas and actions
  • People will have greater wellbeing
  • The funded organisation will be more resilient
  • The local area will be a better place to live, work or visit
  • The local economy will be boosted

How to apply

You will need to register on their website to access an application form.

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
7 Holbein Place
020 7591 6042 / 6044
Text service: 020 7591 6255

Page last updated: 4/8/20 DA

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