New funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), known as the Heritage Lottery Fund until the end of January, has published its five-year Strategic Funding Framework (2019 to 2024) which includes its new funding programme that is currently open for applications.
Over the next five years, NLHF plans to distribute more than £1 billion with 80% of that money being distributed by devolved committees in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the three new English areas of North, Midlands & East, and London & South.
NLHF’s new approach includes:
Organisations that are seeking funding for heritage projects can apply now to the new National Lottery Grants for Heritage funding programme. This is an open programme for all types of heritage projects in the UK, including local, regional and national heritage. Grants range from £3,000 to £5 million and match funding is required for the larger grants.
Applications will be considered from:
Applications can be made at any time for grants of between £3,000 and £100,000. Decisions will be made within eight weeks.
Applications for grants exceeding £100,000 have quarterly deadlines.
The 2019 deadlines 28 May, 20 August and 19 November 2019.