Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships can apply for Start-up grants of £3,000 to £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The funds can be used to create a new organisation to look after or engage people with heritage, or for existing groups to take on new responsibilities for heritage. Start-up grants can support the early stages of planning an organisation’s activities. For organisations not yet formally constituted, the grants can help to adopt the right governance structure. For organisations further along in their development, a Start-up grant can also help explore options for managing and sustaining their heritage project in the future, or carrying out early scoping work to inform a future application for project funding.
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed within eight weeks.