The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that it will be launching its new Funding Framework early in 2019 and that the final deadline for applications to the Sharing Heritage Programme is the 18th January 2018.
Through the programme, registered charities, community groups and other not for profit and statutory organisations can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for projects that help local people discover and share their local heritage. This can include:
- Guides or trails
- Packs for schools; etc.
HLF particularly wants to support fun, interesting, rewarding projects and activities that involve a wide range of volunteering roles. Up to 100% funding is available, however all applicants are encouraged to provide some match funding in cash or in kind which may be as volunteer time.
Previous projects supported include:
A grant of £9,800 to Purple Patch Arts for ‘Present in my past’ – a social history resource by and for people with learning disabilities and £5,500 to the Friends of St Francis Xavier’s Church Liverpool for the restoration of a Victorian stained-glass window damaged in the WW2 bombing of the city.