Heritage Lottery Fund final deadline to apply under current guidelines (deadline 14th June 2018)

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Heritage Grant Scheme provides grants of over £100,000 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 last deadline for applications for all grants over £100,000 under the current Strategic Framework will be 16 August 2018 for a decision in November or December 2018.

For grant requests of over £1m and under £5m (including any development funding) the next deadline to apply is 14th June 2018 for a decision in September 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:

Application Portal

Application Guidelines

Top tips for applying for HLF funding



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