Thanks to National Lottery players, since 1994 we have awarded over £3bn to almost 10,000 area, historic building and monument projects across the UK.
These projects can help to sustain jobs, support economic growth and protect heritage at risk. They can also bolster local pride, nurture traditional craft skills and help communities enjoy and make use of the places they care about.
What do we support?
Projects we fund include:
- Investment in places of worship
- Conservation and repairs to historic buildings and places
- Finding appropriate new uses for historic buildings
- Community archaeology projects
Places of worship
Places of worship are among the UK’s oldest and most cherished historic buildings. We want to help congregations become truly resilient and their buildings genuinely sustainable.
Our funding could help people:
- repair and transform a historic building at the heart of their community
- help volunteers learn building conservation skills
- rescue a building on a Buildings at Risk register
- undertake a community archaeology project
- regenerate a historic town centre or high street
- look after and learn about a local war memorial
How to get funding
Our National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme has resumed with refocused priorities for 2021-22. Find out more about the funding options available.
At an acute and immediate risk of loss, the UK’s last surviving historic winter gardens will be receiving an almost £10million grant as part of the Heritage Horizon Awards.
The Grand Opera House in Belfast is reopening its doors following major restoration works.
A hub of its London community, the Unitarian church relies on volunteers with digital skills to support and share its heritage.
Out of the pandemic, volunteers have used digital to help Wentworth Woodhouse reach even more people.