Expression of Interest: above £250,000

The Expression of Interest form is mandatory for anyone thinking of applying for a grant above £250,000. We will use the information you provide in the Expression of Interest form to decide whether or not to invite you to submit a development phase application.

This is only a copy of the form.

To submit, please complete the form on our application portal.


  • Name of your organisation
  • Project reference number
  • Project Title (please choose a title which you think best describes your project)
  • Date submitted

Section one - your organisation

  • 1a. Name and address of your organisation
    • Address line 2
    • Address line 3
    • Town / city
    • County
    • Postcode
  • 1b. Is the address of your project the same as the address of your organisation?
  • 1c. Details of main contact person
    • Name
    • Position
    • Is the address of the main contact person the same as the address in 1a?
  • Daytime phone number, including area code
  • Alternative phone number
  • Tell us about any particular communication needs this contact has. Please note that there is a limit of 50 words for this question.
  • For projects based in Wales, which language should we use to communicate with the main contact?
    • English
    • Welsh
    • Both (Bilingual)
  • 1d. Legal status of your organisation
  • Please select one of the following:  1e. Do you consider your organisation's mission and objectives to be: (please select the options that apply)
    • Black or minority ethnic-led
    • Disability-led
    • LGBT+-led
    • Female-led
    • Young people-led
    • (And in Northern Ireland only:)
  • 1f. Where did you hear about us? Please pick from list or specify below.

Section two - project proposal

  • 2a. Please tell us about your project. In particular, please try to cover:
    • Heritage focus
    • What will the project do (capital work and activities)
    • What programme outcomes you are hoping to achieve. Please note that we expect all projects to achieve the outcome 'A wider range of people will be involved in heritage.'
    • Why you want to do this project (what is the need and demand)
    • Feasibility or options work done so far
    • Timescales
    • Overall cost including a short breakdown of key items of expenditure
    • (This section of the form has a total word count of 800 words. Please note that dashes in the text count as whole words.)
  • 2b. How much are you likely to ask for from us?
  • 2c. When are you likely to submit a development phase application if invited to do so? Please note that there is a limit of 200 words for this question.

Section three - submission

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