Our Heritage

Grants from £10,000 to £100,000
Whichever part of the UK's heritage you want to explore, we're here to help with grants of £10,000–£100,000.

An Our Heritage grant can help you protect and share the heritage you care about.

Your project could focus on anything from personal memories and cultural traditions to archaeological sites, places of worship, museum collections and rare wildlife.

Under Our Heritage we can accept applications from not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage and partnerships. If individuals or for-profit organisations are involved, the public benefit from the project must be greater than any private gain.

More about this grant programme

We’re passionate about the difference our projects make for heritage, people and communities. We take account of the outcomes your project will achieve in our assessment. You can read about these in the application guidance.

We will assess your application within eight weeks.

If you've got a question about applying, or delivering your project, join in our Online Community to get advice from grantees who've already been there and done it themselves.

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.

However, we will be launching our new Funding Framework early in 2019 and will therefore not be accepting applications under this programme after 18 January 2019.


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