Investing in heritage for wellbeing

A group of children and adults doing outdoor activities by a river
Children take part in outdoor activities in Stour Valley Nature Reserve.


How to create sustainable urban green space in your area

We celebrated the end of our three-year Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) programme in October 2022 with the Naturally Thriving online conference, sharing learnings from the projects. The FPA programme, launched in 2019, has successfully shown the value of investing in parks and urban green spaces and
Two people smiling and standing in front of a museum entrance
Heritage Fund colleagues Mwiche and Alisha at the David Livingstone Birthplace


A brave new tribute to a famous Victorian explorer

How an independent museum in Scotland is preserving and re-examining the legacy of the nation’s most renowned explorer and anti-slavery campaigner
Hedgehog drawing
An #IsolationCreation project


How to enjoy heritage from home

We have been keeping an eye out for some of the wonderful heritage activities that you can do from home. We've also come up with some ideas of our own. Many of our staff members will be taking part, often with families in tow, as we all find ourselves adapting to new ways of working. Please join in
Two women


Making friends through heritage: four stories

Nelli and Zara Aratta: Armenian Heritage in the North West Zara, project manager: We were organising a food event on Albert Square and I posted about it on Facebook to see if people would like to take part. Nelli messaged me straight away saying that she would make a few dishes and bake a cake
Sean Dennedy outside


Changing lives: how Sean is helping others leave addiction behind

Right in the centre of Bristol, next to the busy bus station, is the city’s oldest building, the 900-year-old National Lottery-funded St James Priory Church. On the same site is St James House, a residential support centre for people recovering from addiction. Both are run by St James House Project