National Sources of Funding

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery have a broad range of grant programmes.  Below is information on the ones that are most likely to be useful to small heritage groups and projects.  Full information on these and all the schemes is on their website.

Sharing Heritage:   Explore your community’s heritage with a grant of £3,000–£10,000. Applying through this programme is straightforward, with a short application form and a quick decision.

Young Roots: Apply for a grant of £10,000-£50,000 to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage, from green spaces, museums, and historic sites to language, local memories and youth culture.

First World War: then and now: Explore the heritage of the First World War with grants of £3,000–£10,000. This programme has a short application form, and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.


The Arts Council

– Grants for the Arts: £1000 – £10,00 for activities including audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, buildings and infrastructure, capacity building, commissioning, digital creation, diversity and equality, education and learning, exhibition, festival, organisational development, original work, participation, performance, production, professional development, publishing, research and development, sector development, talent development, touring.  More information here.

– PRISM fund: £500 – £20,000 from the Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund to help charitable bodies and Accredited museums acquire and conserve items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry and related fields. More information here.

This page was added on 30/05/2016.

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