Investing in BAME heritage

Heritage belongs to us all - which is why we want to help tell everyone's stories.

At The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we support all sorts of projects which explore and celebrate the heritage of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

We also want to help the sector itself to better reflect the UK population.

That's why we make it mandatory that all of the projects we fund ensure a wider range of people are involved in heritage.

Take a look at what we've funded below, and find out more about how your project can get funding.

The terms we use

We use the acronym BAME because we believe it is widely understood. Identities can be complex and intersectional, and we are also aware that for many this term may feel inadequate or limiting. We keep the language we use constantly under review.

In Scotland, the term MECC (minority ethnic and cultural community) is also used to include a wider range of communities, including Eastern European and Gypsy/Traveller populations.