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People crossing a stone bridge in Ouseburn Park

 Welcome to the North East 

The North East is a region where heritage is strong and the sense of identity of people and place is intrinsically linked. The region is a region of contrasts and contradictions united by its people and places. We are keen to work together with local and regional groups to develop projects that will give people a better opportunity to learn about, experience and look after their heritage.

If you are developing a heritage project we want to talk to you. Please read the Talk to us section for further information about how we can help you.

Priority development areas

We have identified a number of priority development areas within the North East. They will be the focus of additional targeted activity by our development staff who will be doing more to raise awareness about Heritage Lottery Fund programmes and supporting local organisations and groups in making applications for grants in these areas. Priority development areas will not receive automatic funding but our aim is to generate a greater number of good quality bids from these areas which will be able to compete with applications from other places.

A number of factors were taken into account in identifying the priority development areas including lower levels of HLF spend so far. The priority development areas in the North East are listed in the right hand column.


Coverage area

North East area map 

How to find us

Find more projects

Discover more about projects previously funded by us.

Contact us

St Nicholas Building
St Nicholas Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1RF  

Telephone: 0191 255 7570 
Fax: 0191 255 7571