Project Enquiry: £10,000 to £250,000

Project Enquiry: £10,000 to £250,000

Submit a Project Enquiry to get feedback on your project idea before you apply for a grant from £10,000 to £250,000.

Page last updated: 30 January 2024.

The Project Enquiry is a great way to get feedback and advice from us before you start work on a full application to this programme.

It is an optional step and does not form part of the formal application process. You can progress to application at any time.  

Before submitting

The feedback you will receive from your Project Enquiry is designed to help you develop a project that is in line with:

Please refer to the above before submitting an enquiry.

Project Enquiry questions

You can see the Project Enquiry questions here.  

Have you spoken to anyone at the Heritage Fund about your idea?

If so, tell us their name.

What is the need for this project?

For example, is there a risk of loss to your heritage? Or, is there an opportunity to tie in with an anniversary or commemoration? Tell us about any research you have done with your audience. You have 200 words.

Describe what you will do during the project.

Include any tasks you have to do to achieve the project goal. You have 200 words remaining.

Do you have a title for the project?

This can be changed at any time. Don't worry if the project does not have a title yet, you can leave this blank.

Tell us about the heritage of the project.

Include who it is important to and why. You have 100 words.

Please outline how your project will respond to our four investment principles.

The strength of focus, and emphasis on each principle, will be for you to decide and demonstrate. You have 300 words.

Who will be involved in the project?

Tell us about who will run the project, any partnerships and if people will volunteer on the project. You have 100 words.

How long do you think the project will take?

Tell us an estimated start and end date if you have them. You have 50 words.

How much is the project likely to cost?

If you know, tell us about the most important costs. These costs can be estimated. You have 200 words.

How much funding are you planning to apply for from us?

£[enter amount]

How to submit

When you are ready, please complete the questions on our online service.

Before submitting, you will need to register an account for yourself and for the organisation you are applying for.

Hearing back from us

Once you have submitted an enquiry a member of your local Engagement team will contact you within 10 working days.

Depending on the nature of your project and the information you provide, we may give you feedback via email or arrange to speak to you.  

Our advice may include:

  • whether we are the appropriate funder for your project
  • what areas you may want to develop further to ensure your project meets our investment principles strongly
  • how you can strengthen the heritage focus of your project

Guidance updates

We will regularly review this guidance and respond to user feedback. We reserve the right to make changes as required. We will communicate any changes as quickly as possible via this webpage.

If you query is regarding our application portal, please contact our support team.