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.

Sign language video at the Science Museum
Sign language video at the Science Museum Information Age exhibition Science Museum

Blogs

Celebrating great days out for Disabled Access Day

To mark the UK’s first-ever Disabled Access Day, Liz Ellis, Policy Adviser for Communities and Diversity at the Heritage Lottery Fund, shares her top choices for great accessible days out at heritage sites in the UK.
Dr Julie Anderson, Reader in the History of Modern Medicine, University of Kent
Dr Julie Anderson, Reader in the History of Modern Medicine, University of Kent

Blogs

Living with disability after the First World War

Disability History Month this year focuses on war and impairment. Here, Dr Julie Anderson considers some of the experiences of the thousands of men injured during the First World War.