From Orkney's archaeological treasures and our stunning Highland landscapes, to the industrial past of the Clyde and literary heritage of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland's heritage offers much to explore.
Help with your application
If you would like to make an application, first read the application guidance for the programme you want to apply under and take a look at other available resources, such as guidance for applying and project examples. These will help you develop your ideas.
If you’re applying for a small grant under £10,000 for Sharing Heritage you can then send in your online application. For other programmes you can send us a funding enquiry first. We’ll give you feedback and suggest where you can find more help before you complete your full application.
You can apply to some of our grant programmes at any time. Others have application deadlines. Find out what these are on the Application deadlines and funding decisions page.
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Dumfries and Galloway
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The heritage of south-west Scotland can be found everywhere from the vibrant coastline and landscapes to its castles and historic houses. Find out about the Machars Archaeological Project
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Heritage here spans industry, nature, and much more – from the Singer sewing-machine factory and production of Turkey Red dyed yarn to landmarks like the Titan crane and Dumbarton Rock. Find out about the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery
Please contact Megan at Megan.Braithwaite@hlf.org.uk or call 0131 240 1586
Explore thousands of years of history at the Cairnpapple Hill Bronze-age burial site, Linlithgow: Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace, landscapes changed by shale- and coal-mining, and the 1960s new town of Livingston. Find out about Life is for Livingston - 50 years of new town life