Funding

Funding

from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Programmes open for applications

 

Programmes closed for applications

 

  1. Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland

    Grants of £3,000 to £250,000

    The Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland is designed to support and heritage sectors impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

    The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing the £5.5million Heritage Recovery Fund on behalf of Department for Communities to help the sector recover from the pandemic and become more resilient. It consists of two strands supporting organisations and individuals who work in the heritage sector.

    • Grants of £3,000 to £250,000
    • £5.5m fund
    • Open for applications between 2 November and noon on 27 November 2020
    • Funding must be spent by 31 March 2021

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  1. Local Places for Nature

    Grants of £10,000–£50,000 for projects based in Wales

    Local Places for Nature is a capital grant scheme intended to enable communities in Wales to restore and enhance nature. The programme is jointly funded by the Government and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

    We are offering grants of £10,000–£50,000 for capital projects in Wales that will acquire, restore and enhance nature. 

    The grant programme may close early if all money is allocated before the closing date.

    • Wales only
    • Applications are open until further notice or until all the grant monies have been allocated

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  1. Community Woodlands

    Grants of £10,000–£250,000 for projects based in Wales

    Community Woodlands is a capital grant scheme intended to restore, create, connect and manage woodlands in Wales. The programme is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    We are offering grants of £10,000–£250,000 for capital projects that will restore, enhance and in some instances acquire land to create new community woodlands in Wales. 

    The grant programme may close early if all money is allocated before the closing date. 

    • Wales only 
    • Open for applications until 21 October 2021 
    • Projects must be delivered by March 2022 

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  1. Digital Skills and Business Support

    Building capacity and resilience in the heritage sector

    This funding is part of the commitment we made in our Strategic Funding Framework to support heritage organisations to be more robust, enterprising and forward looking. The funded training and development programmes will promote skills adoption through a range of complementary approaches.

    Open

    • Digital Skills for Heritage

    • Business Support Funding Wales

    Closed

     

    Digital Skills for Heritage

    Funding is available to innovative organisations that can help us support digital development in the heritage sector.

    It is divided into three pots:

     

    Business Support Funding Wales

    Funding is available for organisations or partnerships to support those working with heritage in Wales to build their skills in organisational leadership and management.

    Submit a project enquiry form via our online application portal by noon on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

     

  1. The Heritage Emergency Fund

    Important

    The Heritage Emergency Fund is now closed to new applications.

    Overview

    A package of support for the heritage sector as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

    The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for two grant levels during this difficult time: £3,000-£50,000 and £50,000-£250,000

    The application criteria and priorities are different for each level of funding.

    • UK-wide
    • Applications were accepted until 12 noon 31 July 2020

    Suitable for

    • not-for-profit organisations 
    • current or previous recipients of a grant directly from us
    • owners, managers or representatives of heritage 
  1. Heritage Horizon Awards

    Important

    Heritage Horizon Awards are currently closed to new applications until 2022.

    Overview

    The concept behind the Heritage Horizon Awards is: "Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities". 

    This means, we expect all projects to be: 

    • transformative 
    • innovative 
    • collaborative 

    Our strategic priorities are: 

    • landscapes and nature 
    • heritage at risk 

    The minimum amount of grant is £5million. There is no upper limit.

  1. Green Recovery Challenge Fund

    Important

    The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is now closed to new applications.

    Grants of £50,000 - £5million for projects based in England

    A short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and retaining a range of jobs in England. It is open to environmental charities and their partners.

    The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is accepting applications for two grant levels:

    • £50,000 - £250,000. Deadline 5pm 2 October 2020
    • £250,000 - £5million. Deadline for Expressions of Interest noon 24 September 2020

    Projects must be ready to deliver and you must be able to spend the funding by 31 March 2022.

    We are distributing this government funding in partnership with Defra.

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  1. Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

    Important

    The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is now closed to new applications.

    Overview

    The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is part of the £1.57billion rescue package announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19.

    • England only
    • Grants of £10,000 to £3million. Open for applications 31 July to 17 August 2020
    • £88million fund
    • funding must be spent by 31 March 2021

    We are distributing this government funding in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by DCMS.

  1. National Lottery Grants for Heritage

    Important

    The National Lottery Grants for Heritage are closed to new applications until 2021.

    Overview

    If you have an existing grant through the National Lottery Grants for Heritage Programme and you need to check some information, you can find the details on each programme page:

  1. 15-Minute Heritage Grants

    Important

    15-Minute Heritage Grants is now closed to new applications.

    Grants of £3,000 - £10,000 for projects based in Wales

    The aim of this grant scheme is to support small-scale projects which help to connect communities with heritage in their local area.

    We wish to see people connect with and benefit from the heritage located on their doorstep such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, parks and sports grounds. Through sharing stories about the everyday places and finding out about the past, we strengthen our connections with the community around us.

    • projects delivered in Wales only
    • open for applications until 14 October 2020
    • projects must be delivered by 31 March 2021

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