National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Heritage Lottery Fund funds projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

It’s important to know that the definition of heritage is very broad, and as well as old buildings the NLHF covers things such as:

  • oral history
  • cultural traditions
  • nature
  • natural and designed landscapes
  • community archaeology
  • collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives
  • histories of people and communities or places and events
  • the heritage of languages and dialects

They have simplified the funding schemes. Up to £100,000 you can apply at any time, but above that there are quarterly deadlines. The next one is 28th May 2019. Full details here: