Industrial, maritime and transport

Ted at his shop in Forest Gate
Ted at Etty & Tyler motor and cycle repair shop in Forest Gate.


Full Cycle: a history of cycling in Forest Gate

This project will look at the cycling history of Forest Gate in Newham – an important cycling epicentre in the late 19th century close to Epping Forest.

Illustrated map showing 58 UK UNESCO sites
The UNESCO illustrated map, showing 58 heritage sites across the UK.


UNESCO launch a new illustrated map of the UK’s top heritage sites

Designed by Birmingham-based creative cartographer Tom Woolley, the map shows all 58 sites, cities and natural landscapes, helping to bring to life the huge variety of heritage on people’s doorsteps.

A computerised impression of the new railway heritage building
An impression of what the new heritage railway attraction might look like. Credit: Darlington Borough Council


Stockton and Darlington Railway

A state-of-the-art visitor attraction and new community engagement scheme will celebrate this historic railway line.

Colourful illustration of water works building with celebration fireworks drawn by Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake's illustration of the Engine House building, the new home of the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration. Credit: Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.


New centre for illustration: celebrating Quentin Blake’s 90th birthday

A new development grant brings the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration one step closer to realising their ambition for a new space, creating a permanent home for illustration in the UK.

Dockside buildings under a blue sky
London International Cruise Terminal and Riverside Station, Tilbury, by David Anstiss, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0


Back on Track: Tilbury Riverside Station

This project will restore and celebrate the Grade II* listed Tilbury Cruise Terminal, where the Empire Windrush docked in 1948 to bring Commonwealth citizens to the UK.

A group of people posing for a photo


Waterway Heritage Skills

The Canal & River Trust’s Waterways Heritage Skills Project created a pool of committed and skilled young people in waterway heritage skills, filling skills gaps within the Trust’s own workforce and the wider heritage sector.

Sunrise over Plymouth
Site of the new marine park at Plymouth.


Plymouth Sound National Marine Park

We are granting £9.5million to support the creation of Plymouth Sound's 'Park in the Sea', helping communities and tackling the effects of climate change.

Family gathered on the platform at Whitehead Railway station watching a locomotive approach


Vital volunteers preserve and share railway heritage

Thanks to National Lottery funding and the support of their dedicated volunteers, the Railway Preservation Society for Ireland (RPSI) have been able to preserve and bring the story of Ireland’s railways to life.