Notes for applicants

We’ve published the first three-year delivery plan for our new 10-year strategy, Heritage 2033. It includes details about our budgets and priorities, and forthcoming changes to National Lottery Grants for Heritage. For now though, please continue to apply for funding using our current guidance and outcomes.

Please note, the following National Lottery Grants for Heritage are now temporarily closed: 

  • project enquiry forms and applications for grants from £10,000–£250,000
  • development round applications for grants over £250,000 (delivery round applications and Expressions of Interest are not affected)

These programmes will reopen in January with new Heritage 2033 guidance.

Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. We provide funding for heritage projects from £3,000 up to millions of pounds.


Take a look at our various funding programmes and decide which one might be right for you.


5 programme(s) meet your criteria.
How much funding are you applying for?
Where is the project located?
a field with tree saplings


Coetiroedd Bach: Tiny Forests in Wales

A grant scheme to create small patches of native woodland across Wales as part of the Welsh Government's National Forest initiative. Grants of up to £40,000 per woodland site are available.
A person trimming back a white blossom tree
Credit: Kevin Fern Photoraphy


Heritage resilience and recovery funding

We are committed to supporting the UK’s heritage to adapt and thrive, and making heritage organisations more resilient through our National Lottery Grants for Heritage.
A group of children sitting down in front of a row or trees, listening to someone giving a talk


The Woodland Investment Grant

A grant scheme intended to create, restore and enhance woodlands in Wales, as part of the Welsh Government’s National Forest programme.