Sharing Heritage

Grants from £3,000 to £10,000
Explore your community’s heritage with a grant of £3,000–£10,000. Applying through this programme is straightforward, with a short application form and a quick decision.
Young people learning to play church bells at Plaistow Memorial Community Church

From recording personal memories to conserving wildlife, a Sharing Heritage grant can help you discover and share your local heritage. For grants of £3,000-£10,000 to mark the Centenary of the First World War, see the programme page.

More about this grant programme

We’re passionate about the difference our projects make for heritage, people and communities. That’s why we assess applications against a set of outcomes. We take account of the outcomes your project will achieve in our assessment – you can read about these in the application guidance. As a minimum, we expect a Sharing Heritage project to achieve at least one of the outcomes. You can apply quickly and easily, and we will assess your application within eight weeks.

When you need to apply

There are no application deadlines for this programme – apply anytime. Your application will be discussed at a monthly advisory meeting at your local Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) office. Following this meeting, a decision on your application will be made by the Head of your local HLF office.


Evidence of Roman settlement in Bromborough has been uncovered thanks to a community archaeology project.
Weymouth Sailing Club reached its 100th anniversary so volunteers undertook a project to celebrate and share its heritage.
Punk Snow researched unpublished diaries and collected memories of Liverpool’s 1970s punk era to create a 15 minute documentary.
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