Rediscovering the Antonine Wall



Heritage has a crucial role to play in contributing to a more equal society.

What is inclusion?

We believe everyone should be able to to benefit from our funding, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, faith, class or income.

What do we expect?

All projects must achieve our Inclusion outcome.

We want to see every project taking steps to reach out to new people, to share heritage beyond their organisation, and to embed inclusive practice as far as they can.

In planning your project, think about how you can create opportunities for a wider range of people to be involved, perhaps as:

  • volunteers
  • mentors
  • trainees
  • governors
  • participants
  • visitors
  • part of your workforce

Project ideas

  • RSPB Minsmere put accessibility at the heart of their development: find out more on this video
  • The Race Through the Generations project saw young people in Bristol share ideas about racial heritage through digital storytelling
  • The History of Place project told the stories of deaf and disabled people through a website, workshops, exhibitions and games
  • LGBT volunteers at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum helped curate an exhibition
  • Our young Heritage Ambassadors - the Dustkickers - organised an event to explore how young people can get involved in heritage


The role of heritage in uncertain times

Here are some of the things we discovered: In the era of fake news, the heritage sector must be a place of trust and expertise In her keynote, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh, Melissa Terras, said that memory institutions have an important digital role to play in this



This guidance will help you address our inclusion priority in your project. It is for everyone applying for a grant, regardless of the size or type of organisation you represent or the amount you are requesting.


Oral History guidance

Oral history is the recording and archiving of people’s memories, feelings and attitudes.


LGBT History Month: building an inclusive future

At the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we want to support an inclusive heritage sector. To celebrate LGBT History Month, Liz Ellis highlights some of the LGBT+ heritage projects we have been proud to support.