How funding decisions are made

All applications are assessed by experienced casework officers based in HLF offices across the UK.

They look at whether the project is relevant to heritage in the UK and the difference it will make. Casework officers also take into account the need or opportunity, how capable your organisation is of carrying out the project, how well planned it is, whether there will be longer-term benefits after you have finished, and the overall value for money of your proposals. 

Assessment can take between eight weeks for smaller grant requests and several months for larger amounts. For more detail on timescales and how applications are assessed, see the application guidance for the programme you’re applying under.

After assessment a decision is made whether or not to award funding. Depending on the grant programme and the amount you ask for, funding decisions are made by our:

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