Transition Funding

Grants from £10,000 to £100,000
This programme has now closed. From 28 July you will be able to apply for a grant of £10,000-£250,000 for activities currently supported through Transition Funding through our new Resilient Heritage programme.
Development event at Burnley Credit: Kippa Matthews

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. 

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.

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.

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