Welcome

How to get funding for your idea or project

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How to get funding

Choose your grant

We fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

People viewing photographs at the Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs and WWI exhibition

How to apply

Our application process is competitive and we cannot fund every good quality application that we receive.

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Run your project

Whatever stage you are at, we are here to help along the way.

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Promote your project

Getting people to talk about your project is a great way of letting people know what you are doing with your grant. It also shows everyone how National Lottery players' money is being used.

Our impact
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£8.3bn
invested in heritage since 1994
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49,000
heritage projects supported since 1994
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14,700
volunteers supported through our Heritage Emergency Fund
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£2.5m
invested in our Digital Skills for Heritage initiative
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£4m
invested in business and enterprise development programmes

Successful projects we've funded...

Child standing by a hedgerow

Creating bigger, healthier and better-connected hedgerows

Creating bigger, healthier and better-connected hedgerows
People waiting at station whilst steam train pulls in

"Part of a community": volunteers help preserve railway heritage

"Part of a community": volunteers help preserve railway heritage
Old photo showing person looking out of building surrounded by clothes lines

Collecting stories of life in Worcester

Collecting stories of life in Worcester
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Buxton Crescent & Spa

Buxton Crescent & Spa