Good practice guidance
Guidance to help you plan and deliver your heritage project.
Take a look at the guidance we've provided to help you along with your project. Whether you need support with meeting our outcomes, grant applications or establishing your own objectives, everything you need to get you started is listed below.
34 good practice publications listed.
An activity plan sets out everything you will do as part of your National Lottery-supported project to achieve positive outcomes for the people involved.
We recommend that you read this guidance in full before submitting your project enquiry or expression of interest and before filling in your application form.
The best way to tackle the long term care of historic buildings is to concentrate on regular preventative maintenance.
A guide to developing a business plan for your organisation, to apply for funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Community Grant Schemes are a ring-fenced pot of money that you can use to fund other groups/organisations to deliver small, separate projects.
Conservation planning is a process that will help you look after your heritage the best way you can.
A new toolkit to help heritage projects openly licence digital materials, in line with copyright and privacy rules.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund's digital requirements apply to all projects.
This digital guide is designed to help heritage organisations make their online content accessible to all.
This guide covers a range of free, easily accessible tools and resources that you can use to create innovative and engaging online learning experiences.
Advice and resources to help heritage organisations keep information secure and safeguard people's privacy when working online.
This online safety guide has been produced by Childnet International for The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Use this project planner and handbook to help you develop your digitisation project idea into a comprehensive plan.
This guide provides an overview of low-cost heritage digitisation and shares inspiring examples.
If you are an organisation in the voluntary sector, we can cover a proportion of your organisation’s overheads, which must be appropriate to the time or resources used for your project.
This guidance will help you address our inclusion priority in your project. It is for everyone applying for a grant, regardless of the size or type of organisation you represent or the amount you are requesting.
Intangible cultural heritage is the knowledge and traditions inherited from previous generations and passed on to our descendants.
This guidance is designed to help applicants and grantees undertake interpretation in their projects.
If you are applying for over £250,000 under the National Lottery Grants for Heritage Programme, we will ask you to prepare a management and maintenance plan during your development phase.
This guidance is to help you design and deliver projects involving work or activity linked to habitats, species, landscapes, geology or the ecosystems of which they are part.
We ask you to complete one of these project plan templates so that we can see how you plan to manage your project and link all the tasks and activities together in a logical way.
The Heritage Fund's guide to recruiting and nurturing diverse early career talent.
This guidance is designed to help you meet our outcome: people will develop skills through your project.
This document provides summary guidance about understanding the heritage of your object, place or site.
Volunteers play important roles in many of the projects we fund, and have contributed to all sorts of activities.
This guidance will help you address the outcome ‘People will have greater wellbeing’ in your project. It is for everyone applying for a grant, regardless of the size or type of organisation you represent or the amount you are requesting.
This guidance is designed for applicants and grantees of Welsh projects – it will help you manage your project bilingually in both Welsh and English.
This is a template brief for the procurement of good or services. It shows you what you might want to include when looking for goods and services.