HMS Caroline during the First World War
Family gathered on the platform at Whitehead Railway station watching a locomotive approach


RPSI 2020

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.

Underneath the Cutty Sark


Cutty Sark Conservation Project

The Cutty Sark conservation project has helped to save one of the world’s last surviving tea clippers and provided generations to come with a new way to engage with the ship and explore her history.

Outside view of the Mary Rose Museum


Mary Rose Museum Project

A new museum for the Mary Rose has been built at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, forming an important part of the major regional tourist attraction.

Sunrise over Plymouth
Site of the new marine park at Plymouth. Credit: Chris Gorman/Big Ladder Photography


Building Plymouth Sound, the UK’s first 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.

Working at the wool mill
Uist Wool now has a skilled group of people, living locally in Uist


CALANAS - Transforming Textile Traditions

Uist Wool Mill is now a vibrant hub of economic activity, skills development and a centre that celebrates the wool-producing heritage of the region.

HMS Caroline
HMS Caroline


HMS Caroline

This project supported the transformation of HMS Caroline into a high-quality visitor attraction that tells the story of life on board the ship in times of war and peace.

The Canal & River Trust looks after a 2000-mile network of canals and navigable rivers across the UK


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.

A man teaches a young woman
A volunteer helps a young person learn engineering skills


Blyth's Ship Building Heritage

In just four years, Blyth Tall Ship grew from a germ of an idea and a patch of derelict quayside land, to an inspiring start-up business supporting boatbuilding skills.

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