Heritage Grants for Larger Projects – 16th August 2018 (UK)

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grant Scheme provides grants of over £1 million to under £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations for any project relating to national, regional and local heritage. Organisations eligible to apply include community or voluntary groups; Community Interest Companies; charities or trusts; social enterprises; community/parish councils; local authorities; other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums.


Heritage projects may include:

  • Archaeological sites
  • Collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives
  • Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes
  • Historic buildings
  • Histories of people and communities
  • Histories of places and events; etc.

Heritage Grants applications go through a two-round process, this offers organisations time to apply at an early stage of planning their project and to get an idea of whether they have a good chance of getting a grant before they send a proposal in greater detail.

The next deadline for first and second stage applications for all grants over £1million and under £5million under the current Strategic Framework will be 16th August 2018 for a decision in November or December 2018.

Projects supported in the past include a grant of £730,000 to the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust Limited to transform Richmond Station in North Yorkshire into a self-sustaining heritage and leisure attraction for the local community.

Useful Links:

Heritage Grants application guidance (PDF, 1.28 MB)

Project enquiry form (PDF, 626.02 KB)

Heritage Grants application form (PDF, 153.81 KB)

Heritage Grants standard terms of grant (PDF, 621.38 KB)

Heritage Grants receiving a grant (PDF, 129.02 KB)


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