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.

Changing lives: research gives Tony a surprise
Tony Gutteridge with the display about former dockyard workers Jeff Gilbert

Stories

Changing lives: research gives Tony a surprise

A former Chatham dockyard apprentice discovered that ancestors of his had worked in the same place two centuries earlier.
Tom Emery, Patricia Roberts and Matt Bateman, volunteers at Burslem Park

Stories

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.
Liz Ellis, Policy Adviser Communities and Diversity
Liz Ellis, Policy Adviser Communities and Diversity

Blogs

Building relationships through heritage

Liz Ellis, Policy Adviser for Communities and Diversity, explores the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 – relationships.