National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £250,000 to £5million (including heritage enterprise)

Find information about who can apply for a heritage grant, how and when you should do it, and what happens after you make an application.

Who can apply

You can apply for a grant of between £250,000 and £5m if you are a:

  • not-for-profit organisation
  • partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation

How to apply

Review the key documents below, and then submit an Expression of Interest form, via our

We will review your Expression of Interest and tell you whether or not we’ll invite you to submit a development phase application.

When to apply

For grants between £250,000 and £5m, application deadlines are set in advance to clarify when funding decisions will be made.

If you are invited to submit a development phase application, please submit it 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 28 May 2019. Your project must have a start date of no sooner than 1 October 2019 to be considered for this round.

What happens after you apply

After you submit a development phase application, we will assess it within 12 weeks. Then, following assessment, it will be assigned to a quarterly decision meeting.

What you need to contribute financially

You must contribute at least 5% of your project costs for grants up to £1m and at least 10% for grants of £1m or more.

Optional - you can apply for a heritage enterprise

Some heritage projects seek to achieve economic growth by investing in heritage. We call these ‘heritage enterprise’ projects and we’ve special guidance for them, below.

Key documents you’ll need to help you apply:

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