Heritage Project Grants (Free)

What is the grant available for?

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funds projects which focus on heritage. HLF offer a range of different grant programmes with grants from £3,000 to over £5million. in assessing applications, HLF take account of the broad range of outcomes for heritage, people and communities that projects will achieve. there are grants available in the following areas:

  • Buildings and monuments 
  • Community heritage
  • Cultures and memories 
  • Industrial, maritime and transport
  • Land and natural heritage 
  • Museums, libraries and archives 

Capital or Revenue or both?


Grant amounts available

Grants up to £10,000
Usually a single instalment upfront.

Grants of £10,000–£100,000, and Grants for Places of Worship funding
Three instalments: 50% upfront, 40% after you have spent the first instalment of your grant, and 10% when you have finished your project and sent a final completion report and project evaluation.

Grants over £100,000
> Development grants of less than £100,000
Three instalments: 50% upfront, then 40% after you have spent the first instalment of your grant, and 10% once you have finished your development phase.
> Development and delivery grants of £100,000 or more
Most grantees receive instalments of their grant after the work that you are asking us to pay for has been done. At your start-up meeting we will decide with you how frequently you will make payment requests. The last 10% of your grant will be paid when the project completes and necessary evidence has been provided.

Who provides the grant?

Heritage Lottery Fund

How to Apply


Contact Information:

Head office
Grant enquiries

Heritage Lottery Fund
7 Holbein Place

Telephone numbers:
020 7591 6000
020 7591 6042 / 6044
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