young people

Children and young people

Children and young people

Heritage has a crucial role to play in enriching the lives of children and young people, creating a more inclusive society.

Over the past 25 years, we are proud to have invested over £60million across the UK in projects working with children and young people. This includes the £10m Kick the Dust programme.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is committed to making heritage more inclusive and accessible to a wider range of people and this includes the younger generations. We know that children and young people can play a significant role in creating innovative and exciting heritage projects that really speak to them. 

Explore some of our work below and find inspiration for your project, then discover whether your idea is eligible for funding.

Long green grass and rushes surrounding water at Woodwalton Fen
Woodwalton Fen. Credit: Robert Enderby


Peatland Progress: A New Vision for the Fens

We have awarded more than £8million to this ground-breaking project that addresses climate change, carbon emissions, biodiversity loss and the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

A national Welsh flag with rainbow background.
A Welsh flag with rainbow background from the Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales collection


Hands on Heritage: youngsters research the LGBT+ past of Wales

The Hands on Heritage project at Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales’ enabled young people from diverse backgrounds to have an impact on the collections.

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