National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 to £250,000

Find information about who can apply for a heritage grant, deadlines and what happens after you make an application.

Grants of £10,000 to £100,000

Who can apply

You can apply for a grant of £10,000 to £100,000 if you are a:

  • not-for-profit organisation
  • private owner of heritage and partnerships

How to apply

Review the key documents below, and then submit an application form, via our

If you would like help to develop your idea before you start your full application, you can submit a project enquiry form.

When to apply

Apply for a grant whenever you are ready. There are no deadlines for application.

What happens after you apply

We will consider your application and give you a decision in eight weeks.

Key documents you’ll need to help you apply:


Grants of £100,000 to £250,000

Who can apply

You can apply for a grant of £100,000 to £250,000 if you are a:

  • not-for-profit organisation
  • partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations

How to apply

Review the key documents below, and then submit an application, via our online application portal. If you would like help to develop your idea before you start your full application, you can submit a project enquiry form.

When to apply

Deadlines for application are set in advance.

Please submit your full application through our online application portal by:

  • 28 May 2019 to receive a decision by the end of September 2019
  • 20 August 2019 to receive a decision by the end of  November 2019
  • 19 November 2019 to receive a decision by the end of March 2020

Please make sure that the start date of your project is a date later than the date of the decision.

For example, if you want a funding decision to be made by the end of September 2019, you will have to submit your full application through our online application portal no later than 28th May 2019. Your project must have a start date of no sooner than 1st October 2019 to be considered for this round.

What happens after you apply

We will assess your application within 12 weeks of you submitting it. After we have assessed your project, it will be assigned to a quarterly committee meeting for a formal decision.

What you need to contribute financially

If you are applying for between £100,000 and £250,000 you’ll need to contribute at least 5% of your project costs.  We describe this contribution as ‘partnership funding’ and it doesn’t all have to be in the form of cash. Please see our application guidance for more details.

Key documents you’ll need to help you apply:

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How to apply

Our National Lottery Grants for Heritage start at £3,000. To apply for a grant, you need to create an account on our application portal and submit an application form.