The Heritage Lottery Fund is offering grants of between £3,000 and £250,000 to not-for-profit organisations or consortia led by not-for-profit organisations that want to build the capacity of staff and volunteers and achieve strategic change to improve the long-term management of heritage.
Grants can be used to fund a range of activities that will take no more than 18 months to complete and could include (but are not limited to) support for groups taking on new responsibility for heritage, viability appraisals or feasibility studies, specialist support and training for staff and volunteers. New organisations can ask an existing organisation to apply on their behalf for a grant of up to £10,000 to help with set up costs. Organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 anytime up until 27 September 2018 and for grants of up to £100,000 anytime until 18 January 2019.
Potential applicants for this grant programme are strongly recommended to submit a project enquiry form online as a first step to check that the proposed project fits within the HLF funding criteria.