Heritage Funding

Our new small grant programme, Our Heritage, for grants between £10,000 and £100,000, has just been launched on the Heritage Lottery Fund website today. Visit the website for further information about the programme and for information on the range of outcomes we want to achieve with our funding. Submission deadlines for this programme can be viewed here.

There are also grants available for different sums toop. For example, the Sharing Heritage scheme awards grants of between £3000 and £10000. Details of this and other schemes are available on the Heritage Lottery Fund Pick a Programme page.

From the Application guidance:-

Heritage includes many different things from the past that we value and want to pass on to future generations, for example:

  • archaeological sites;
  • collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives;
  • cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes;
  • historic buildings;
  • histories of people and communities;
  • histories of places and events;
  • the heritage of languages and dialects;
  • natural and designed landscapes and gardens;
  • people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’);
  • places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history; and
  • natural heritage including habitats, species and geology.

We fund projects that make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities in the UK.

When we say project, we mean work or activity that:

  • is defined at the outset;
  • has not yet started;
  • will usually take no more than three years to complete (maximum five years);
  • will contribute to achieving the outcomes we describe.

The assessment process is competitive and we cannot fund all of the good-quality applications that we receive. As a guide, the following are unlikely to win support:

  • projects outside the UK;
  • projects where the main focus is meeting your legal and/or statutory responsibilities, such as the requirements of the Equality Act 2010;
  • promoting the cause or beliefs of political and faith organisations.