Our work

Our work

Find out how we support projects of all sizes that connect people and communities to the UK’s heritage.

We believe in the power of heritage to ignite the imagination, offer joy and inspiration, and to build pride in place and connection to the past.

Over the life of our 10-year Heritage 2033 strategy, we aim to invest £3.6billion raised for good causes by National Lottery players to make a decisive difference for people, places and communities.

Available funding

We offer funding for projects from £10,000 up to £10million (we may even consider investing above £10m for truly exceptional heritage projects).

All our decision making is centred around a simplified framework of four investment principles: saving heritage; protecting the environment; inclusion, access and participation; and organisational sustainability.

Explore the impact of our investment and share your views

•    Digital Skills for Heritage: our confidence-raising initiative 
•    Business Support and Enterprise Development: our capacity-building and resilience campaign
•    Insight: our research and evaluation
•    UK Heritage Pulse: join our collaborative research project