National Lottery Heritage Fund - new strategy announced

The renamed National Lottery Heritage Fund launched it's new Strategic Funding Framework 2019 -2024  on 30 January.

Three levels of grant will be made:

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000. No Deadline

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 to £250,000. No Deadline

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £250,000 to £5million. Deadlines Apply

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage - Heritage Enterprise: £250,000 to £5million. Deadlines Apply

 

The funder gives examples of what they could fund, which could include:

 

  • people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’)

  • cultural traditions (for example, stories, festivals, crafts, music and dance)

  • nature (for example, habitats, species and geology)

  • natural and designed landscapes such as parks and gardens

  • community archaeology

  • historic buildings, monuments and environments

  • collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives

  • histories of people and communities or places and events

  • the heritage of languages and dialects

  • places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history

 

 

Outcomes
Projects are expected to achieve one or more of their outcomes, the first being mandatory 

  • A wider range of people will be involved in heritage (mandatory outcome)

  • Heritage will be in better condition

  • Heritage will be identified and better explained

  • People will have developed skills

  • People will have learnt about heritage, leading to change in ideas and actions

  • People will have greater wellbeing

  • The funded organisation will be more resilient

  • The local area will be a better place to live, work or visit

  • The local economy will be boosted

 

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000

Suitable for projects of up to one year. Not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage can apply.There are no deadlines so you can apply whenever you are ready.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 to £250,000
Not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage can apply.There are no deadlines so you can apply whenever you are ready.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £250,000 to £5million

Suitable for not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations. They fund projects for up to two years in a development phase and five years in a delivery phase. Deadlines are quarterly:

  • 5 March 2019 for a decision in June 2019

  • 28 May 2019 for a decision in September 2019

  • 20 August 2019 for a decision in November 2019

  • 19 November 2019 for decision in March 2020

You must contribute at least 5% of your project costs.


Heritage Enterprise
For projects that are focusing on:

  • bringing a neglected historic building back in to a financially viable use

  • responding to local economic and social needs

The case for grant funding will depend on the conservation deficit. This is where the existing value of a heritage asset plus the cost of bringing it back into use is greater than the value of the asset after development.

If you are a not-for-profit organisation or a commercial organisation working in partnership with a not-for-profit organisation, you can apply under Heritage Enterprise.

 

For more information and to apply.