Guidance to help you plan and deliver your heritage project.
Local economy guidance (new)
This guidance is designed to help you meet our outcome: How your project can boost your local economy.
Local area guidance (new)
This guidance is designed to help you meet our priority outcome: the local area will be a better place to live, work or visit.
Activity plan guidance
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. These might be participants, visitors, volunteers or trainees but might also include new and existing staff and your trustees or steering group.
Area-based schemes and area action plans
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.
Building maintenance guidance
The best way to tackle the long term care of historic buildings is to concentrate on regular preventative maintenance.
Business plan template and guidance
A guide to developing a business plan for your organisation, to apply for funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Community Grants guidance
Community Grant Schemes are a ring-fenced pot of money that you can use to fund other groups/organisations to deliver small, seperate projects.
Conservation planning guidance
About conservation planning If you are anticipating making changes to your heritage you should start the conservation planning process as early as possible, as it will help you make important decisions about the aims and scope of your project. It is also important that the conservation planning
Digital guidance for projects
The National Lottery Heritage Fund digital requirements apply to all projects.
Environmental sustainability guidance
What we expect from our projects – advice and ideas on how your project can help tackle the climate and ecological emergencies.
European Union exit guidance
We've pulled together some useful links to information from the Government and other agencies to help heritage organisations to prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union.
How to carry out an evaluation of your National Lottery-funded project.