Areas, buildings and monuments
Since 1994 we have awarded £3.2billion to 10,200 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
For more inspiration, see the stories below or browse projects we've funded.
How to get funding
Our National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme is open for applications.
The oldest surviving open-air swimming baths in the UK have been fully restored and reopened to the public.
The Belsay Awakes project, led by English Heritage, has revived Belsay’s historic estate and gardens so that the visitor attraction can be enjoyed for years to come.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St James Aslackby are using the building’s heritage to make it a vibrant space for the community.
Our funding is helping the Menter y Plu Community Benefit Society plan how to save and re-develop a Grade II listed pub – Y Plu.
Our funding has helped preserve murals painted by the Welsh artist, poet and writer Brenda Chamberlain and her home on Bardsey Island.
Designed by Birmingham-based creative cartographer Tom Woolley, the map shows all 58 sites, cities and natural landscapes, helping to bring to life the huge variety of heritage on people’s doorsteps.
Following the completion of a five-year restoration project costing £5.7million, Boston Manor House in Brentford has opened to the public once again.
Transforming a Grade II Listed Town Hall into a vibrant heritage hub, Lowestoft Town Council aims to ignite community pride and economic growth.
The Hyde Park Picture House is one of the UK's oldest and most treasured cinemas – now restored to its former glory, and updated for a new generation of visitors.