Grants of over £100,000 are available to support a wide variety of larger heritage projects through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grant Scheme.
The funding is available to not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations for any project relating to national, regional and local heritage. This can include, for example, archaeological sites, collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives, cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes, historic buildings, histories of people and communities, histories of places and events, the heritage of languages and dialects, natural and designed landscapes and gardens, people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’), places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history, and natural heritage including habitats, species and geology.
Heritage Grants applications go through a two-round process. This is so that organisations can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they have a good chance of getting a grant before they send a proposals in greater detail.
The next closing date for applications is the 15th June 2017.