A group of people with brain injuries

Investing in disability heritage

Investing in disability heritage

At The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we believe everyone should be able to benefit from our funding.

Disabled people are under-represented in every area of the heritage sector, including people who are learning disabled, people with physical or sensory disabilities or those living with dementia or using mental health services.

We are working in partnership with disabled people to change this unfair situation.

That's why we make it mandatory that all of the projects we fund ensure a wider range of people are involved in heritage.

Here are some of the inspirational projects run by disabled people or delving into the history of disability in the UK. If you've got an idea, we'd love to hear from you.

Changing lives: how park life helped Matt, Pat and Tom

Volunteering at HLF-supported Burslem Park in the Potteries helped Matt, Tom and Patricia to find purpose, make friends and transform the park. Volunteering at HLF-supported Burslem Park in the Potteries helped Matt, Tom and Patricia to find purpose, make friends and transform the park.

Llanfyllin history and memories

The ‘Llanfyllin ni – our Llanfyllin’ project in Mid Wales is recording the contribution made by people living with learning disabilities to their local community.