Board and committee opportunities

Our board and committees help make decisions on where to invest funds.

The Board

The Board of The National Heritage Memorial Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund consists of a chair and up to 14 trustees, appointed by the Prime Minister.

From April 2019 the Board:

  • sets our strategic and policy framework

  • determines our Corporate Strategy and our annual Business Plan

  • makes decisions on NHMF funding, National Lottery Heritage Fund grants over £5million, and our UK-wide strategic campaigns.

Board opportunities

There are currently no vacancies. If you are interested in hearing about this roles in future please contact us at


We have committees based in:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Scotland

  • Wales

  • England, North

  • England, Midlands and East

  • England, London & South.

The committees make decisions on grants between £100,000 and up to £5m. 

Being a Committee member

In this video, current Committee member for the North of England, Stephen Welsh, gives us an insider's look at the role:

Committee opportunities

We are now recruiting for new members on our Committees for London & South, Midlands & East and Scotland. Please see our jobs page Vacancies | The National Heritage Memorial Fund.

In late 2021/early 2022 we will be recruiting for members for Northern Ireland and Wales. If you would like to register your interest in these roles, please contact us at

We are looking for:

  • a passion for and commitment to heritage
  • a good mix of personalities and skills
  • a wide variety of professional backgrounds
  • applications from a diverse range of candidates

Keeping up-to-date

Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with our recent news and is where we will share information on any upcoming vacancies or sign up to our newsletter for all the latest news. You can also email us to register your interest.

Find out more about being a committee member on our YouTube channel.