National Lottery Heritage Fund

We are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with UK-wide expertise, we are a change-maker working to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all. Since we were established in 1994, we have awarded £8.6billion of National Lottery and other funding to more than 50,000 projects across the UK.

  • As The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage.
  • As The Heritage Fund, we distribute non-Lottery funding, including grant in aid/government funding and loans, to heritage organisations.
  • We provide leadership and support across the heritage sector, and advocate for the value of heritage.

National Lottery Heritage Fund website 


Resources by National Lottery Heritage Fund

Heritage 2033
Digitisation project planner, handbook and examples