Heritage Horizon Awards

Heritage Horizon Awards

Three people look down over a valley with mountains in the distance
View of Braemar village in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. Credit: Cameron Cosgrove

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

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.

Long green grass and rushes surrounding water at Woodwalton Fen
Woodwalton Fen.


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 red and white lighthouse at sunset
Smeaton's Tower.


Plymouth Sound National Marine Park

We've awarded £11.6million to help create the UK's first National Marine Park, revolutionising the way Plymouth interacts with its marine heritage.

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