Transition funding is available to UK organisations that want to achieve significant strategic change in order to become more resilient and sustain improved management of heritage for the long term. This can be through acquiring new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership, business and income-generation.
You may be in transition legally or structurally – for example, local authority heritage services transferring to trust status. Or you may be facing strategic or financial challenges due to loss of regular or anticipated income streams. We will assess your application in eight weeks and then make a decision.
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.
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.
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.