How To Apply
Visitors including a man pushing a woman in a wheelchair across a wooden bridge at Birkenhead Park

Sharing Heritage 

The Sharing Heritage programme is for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK.

You can apply for a grant from £3,000 to £10,000. If your project focuses on the heritage of the First World War, please apply under First World War: then and now.

You can read more about Sharing Heritage in the application guidance. Your application will have a better chance of success if you read this thoroughly before you apply.

Application process 

Sharing Heritage is a rolling programme, meaning you can apply anytime. Our application form is really straightforward, and we will assess your application in eight weeks. Please contact your local team to find out when decisions are made.

If you are thinking of applying under this programme, you can express your interest online. We will let you know if your application is suitable for this programme and you can then decide whether to go ahead.

Further information 

If your project involves doing physical work such as conservation or new building work, please read about property ownership.

If your project will create anything in a digital format which is designed to give access to heritage, or to help people engage with heritage, please read about digital outputs.


When we assess your Sharing Heritage application, we will take account of the outcomes for heritage, people and communities that your project will achieve. It is unlikely that your project will achieve a large number of these outcomes, but as a minimum, we expect it to achieve at least one outcome for people. You can find descriptions of these outcomes by following the links below:



Discover historian Michael Wood in action at the recent All Our Stories grants launch event, as he meets successful applicants and finds out more about their community's history. The scheme, run in partnership with BBC Learning, was a forerunner to our new community grants programme Sharing Heritage, which opened for business on 19 February 2013.

All Our Stories video transcript (PDF, 170KB)

Local people playing the newly restored bells of Memrial Community Church in Plaistow. Photo David Levenson 

Sharing Heritage 

Application materials

Essential reading

    Good-practice guidance

    We provide a range of good-practice guidance to help you plan and deliver your heritage project.

    Find more projects

    Discover more about projects previously funded through this programme.