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-served 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.

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Lizzie Guntrip at our Heritage Ambassadors' induction. Jeff Gilbert


How do we involve young people in nature?

One of our young heritage ambassadors Lizzie Guntrip on how we can make our natural world more accessible.
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Changing lives: helping Rachel rediscover her island paradise

Progressive health problems reduced Rachel Johnson’s mobility, restricting her access to her and her husband’s favourite destination, Lundy Island. Now, National Lottery funding has helped her bring a ‘tramper’ to the island so she can explore again.