The grants are available for the same, broad range of heritage projects and activities as usual, from industrial heritage and sites, castles and historic places of worship, to the stories and memories of our communities, through to public parks, natural landscapes and native wildlife.
However, there is one critical change to be aware of: between April 2021 and March 2022 when making funding decisions, priority will be given to heritage projects that deliver at least one of the following outcomes:
o Boosting local economies, including job creation.
o Developing skills, including creating training opportunities.
o Improving people’s wellbeing.
o improving the resilience of funded organisations, and
o Making local areas better place to live, work and visit
Every project must achieve an inclusion outcome: "a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’. In addition, all projects will have to demonstrate they are environmentally responsible and are integrating environmental measures."
Further information, including guidance on how to apply for grants, can be found on the National Lottery Heritage Fund website.
Applications may be made at any time.