How To Apply
Two young women looking at a framed photograph during the Hanging Out project. Photo Damian Walker

Targeted programmes 

Targeted programmes are rolling programmes or programmes running every year with fixed application deadlines and decision points. We also have two additional strands - find out more about Open programmes and Special initiatives. We will also be assessing projects against the range of outcomes that we want to achieve with our funding.

Young Roots

Young Roots is designed to engage young people aged 11-25 with their heritage. Young Roots projects stem directly from the interest and ideas of young people, who are supported by youth and heritage organisations to develop skills, build confidence, and connect with their local communities. Projects are able to run for up to two years.

Grants: £10,000 to £50,000
Apply from: Feb 2013
Deadline: None
Decision: 8 weeks
Rounds: 1

Parks for People

This is a UK-wide programme, delivered in partnership with the BIG Lottery Fund in England until 2015. Public cemeteries will be included within the scope of this programme.

Grants: £100,000- £5m
Apply from: Oct 2012
Deadline: Feb and Aug 2013
Decision: Jun and Dec 2013
Rounds: 2

To find out more read the FAQs for Parks for People.

Grants for Places of Worship

We will continue to support the urgent repair needs of faith buildings as before (including cathedrals in Scotland and Northern Ireland), but will also extend the scope of the programme to help make these buildings more sustainable in the future, by providing funding for engaging people and for facilities that will enable increased community use and involvement.

Grants: £10,000 - £250,000
Apply from: Dec 2012
Deadline: Quarterly
Decision: Quarterly
Rounds: 2

View further details on our Grants for Places of Worship programme.

Landscape Partnerships Scheme

The Landscape Partnership Scheme focuses investment on cultural, natural, archaeological and built heritage, as well as public access, community participation and learning.

Grants: £100,000 - £3m
Apply from: Feb 2013
Deadline: May 2013
Decision: Oct 2013
Rounds: 2

View further details on the Landscape Partnerships programme

Townscape Heritage Initiative

The Townscape Heritage Initiative will continue, with some simplification and improvements, as our primary means of enhancing quality of life and the environment in conservation areas in historic towns and cities.

Grants: £100,000 - £2m
Apply from: Mar 2013
Deadline: 30 Aug 2013
Decision: Jan 2014
Rounds: 2

Heritage Enterprise

This new programme will support the repair, adaptation and refurbishment of historic buildings and industrial sites, or groups of buildings, for an end-use that actively contributes to sustainable development in areas experiencing economic disadvantage.

Grants: £100,000–£5million
Apply from: Apr 2013
Deadline: None
Decision: 12 weeks
Rounds: 2