National Lottery Heritage Fund


We are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with national expertise, we are a change-maker working to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all.

  • As The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage.
  • As The Heritage Fund, we distribute non-Lottery funding, including grant-in-aid/government funding and loans, to heritage organisations.
  • We provide leadership and support across the heritage sector, and advocate for the value of heritage.

Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. Understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. We’re supporting the heritage sector to strengthen its recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and build back for positive change.