Heritage Lottery Fund have changed their name to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and have launched a new funding strategy.

The new approach includes:

  • A major focus on nature, communities, and on ensuring everyone is able to enjoy heritage.
  • new models of investment, moving beyond grants to include loans and partnerships.
  • more support for commercial, sustainable approaches to tackling heritage that’s in danger of being lost
  • investment and support to help heritage organisations to be more financially sustainable
  • a requirement for every heritage project that receives funding to be environmentally friendly
  • simpler, streamlined and more efficient funding
  • greater engagement and support to help 13 deprived communities that have in the past been less successful securing funding
  • continued support for large-scale, iconic projects over £5 million

The open programme for applications is National Lottery Grants for Heritage which is for any type of heritage project from £3,000–£5 million. These grants are divided in to 3 categories:

£3,000 to £10,000
£10,000 to £250,000
£250,000 to £5m More information is available at www.heritagefund.org.uk