The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot with new interest-free loans – available for sums between from £50,000 to £250,000 –aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income-generating potential.
…aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income generating potential…
…focus is on resilience and supporting heritage not-for-profit and public sector organisations and local authorities…
This National Lottery funding is part of our ongoing commitment to support the UK’s heritage sector respond to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), to adapt and thrive again.
The project funding – for grants between £3,000 to £100,000 – will provide financial assistance for organisations working with heritage to build their resilience.
Our new interest free loans – available for sums between from £50,000 to £250,000 – are aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income generating potential.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
The reopening of project funding is the first phase of a two-stage resumption of our National Lottery Grants for Heritage.
It represents a return to our core business, but it is not a return to business as usual.
Our primary focus is on resilience and supporting heritage not-for-profit and public sector organisations and local authorities through the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
We are also accepting applications from organisations or partnerships with projects that are led by and/or which engage diverse groups.
We have a budget of £10million during this first phase. The first decision meeting will take place in mid-January.
Our decision makers will prioritise applications from those who have not received funding through our Heritage Emergency Fund or government recovery funds for heritage and culture.
Explore the application guidance to find out if this funding is suitable for you.