Heritage Horizon Awards

Three people look down over a valley with mountains in the distance
Heritage Horizon Awards: backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities.

Our £50million Heritage Horizon Awards have been awarded to five transformational heritage projects.

Made possible thanks to funding from National Lottery players, the Heritage Horizon Awards were developed to support innovative projects that will revolutionise UK heritage.

The five projects are:

  • Cairngorms 2030: people and nature thriving together 
  • Peatland Progress: A New Vision for the Fens 
  • Plymouth Sound National Marine Park
  • Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens: Reimagining the People's Palace 
  • International Slavery Museum: Igniting Ideas and Action

"These projects share qualities of huge ambition, significant collaboration and the prospect of life-changing benefits for people and places."

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “I am pleased we can announce awards which back big ideas and unlock possibilities...

“All five share qualities of huge ambition, significant collaboration and the prospect of life-changing benefits for people and places."

Find out more about the Heritage Horizon Awards below.

Three people look down over a valley with mountains in the distance
Braemar view. Credit: Cameron Cosgrove

Projects

Cairngorms 2030: people and nature thriving together

We have awarded nearly £12.5million to a life-changing project aiming to preserve the UK’s biggest National Park, bringing communities together to help nature and improve wellbeing.

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

Projects

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.

Sunrise over Plymouth
Site of the new marine park at Plymouth. Credit: Chris Gorman/Big Ladder Photography

Projects

Building Plymouth Sound, the UK’s first National Marine Park

We are granting £9.5million to support the creation of Plymouth Sound's 'Park in the Sea', helping communities and tackling the effects of climate change.

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