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National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Following public consultation last year the Heritage Lottery Fund has moved in a new direction and changed its name to The National Lottery Heritage Fund to better reflect the contribution of National Lottery players to its funding.

They fund a broad range of projects with grants of between £10,000 to £250,000 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.

What you can spend the money on:

  • repairs and conservation
  • digital outputs – this could be digital images, sound files or data, a website with heritage material, an app, or a film made using digital technology
  • new staff posts – this could include part of a current employees’ role, if they were dedicating a specific amount of time to the project
  • paid training placements – this could also include training for existing staff, to support the aims of the project
  • professional fees – includes anyone related to your project in a professional capacity, from architects and heritage professionals to teaching staff

Who can apply?

  • not-for-profit organisation
  • private owner of heritage and partnerships

Please ensure you read all guidance fully before applying and if you require help, you can submit a project enquiry form.

No deadline: The National Lottery Heritage Fund will consider your application and give you a decision within eight weeks.

Apply for a grant of £10,000 to £100,000 here.

Apply for a grant of £100,000 to £250,000 here.