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.

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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

Celebrating parks for Love Parks Week...

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Parks for People: why should we invest in parks?

Parks for People: why should we invest in parks?
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Emergency funds help protect treasured Mourne landscape

Emergency funds help protect treasured Mourne landscape
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Saughton Park restoration project

Saughton Park restoration project
Nature landscape with lake and historic building nestled between trees

Restoring and celebrating Castlewellan Forest Park

Restoring and celebrating Castlewellan Forest Park