The Hands on Heritage project

Investing in LGBT+ heritage

Investing in LGBT+ heritage

Heritage has a crucial role to play in contributing to a flourishing, more equitable and inclusive society.

That's why we make it mandatory that all of the projects we fund ensure a wider range of people are involved in heritage.

Over the past 25 years we've invested over £5million across the UK in sharing stories of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and others) heritage, creativity, activism and much more.

Here are some of the inspirational LGBT+ heritage projects we've been proud to fund. And if you've got an idea for a project, we'd love to hear from you.

The terms we use

At The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we use the acronym LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and others). The ‘+’ represents people who identify as non-binary, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and other identities.

We use these acronyms because we believe they are widely understood. Identities can be complex and intersectional, and we are also aware that for many these terms may feel inadequate or limiting. We keep the language we use constantly under review.