Heritage Lottery Fund - 'Sharing Heritage'

‘Sharing Heritage’ provides grants of £3,000 - £10,000 for small scale heritage projects. This is the Heritage Lottery Fund’s smallest grant programme, and is suitable for groups who have never applied to us before, as well as more experienced organisations. Under Sharing Heritage we can fund lots of different types of projects. In the application form we will ask you what heritage your project focuses on, what activities you will do, and how you will share what you’ve done.

Heritage includes many different things from the past that we value and want to pass on to future generations, for example: Archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of people and communities; histories of places and events; the heritage of languages and dialects; natural and designed landscapes and gardens; people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’); places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history; and natural heritage including habitats, species and geology; digital projects like a smartphone app, DVD or website.

Who’s entitled to apply?

Under this programme, we fund applications from: not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations. These are some examples of who could be funded: Charities or trusts; community or voluntary groups; community/parish councils; Community Interest Companies; local authorities; other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums; social enterprises.

How to apply

By downloading the guidance and application form from the Heritage Lottery Fund website www.hlf.org.uk/lookingfunding/our-grant-programmes/sharing-heritage. Local office contact for Wales is James William House, 9 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD Telephone: 029 20343413 E-mail: wales@hlf.org.uk.

What is the level of grant available?

‘Sharing Heritage’ provides grants of £3,000 - £10,000 for small-scale heritage projects. If your project is designed to benefit people in Wales, we expect you to make appropriate use of the Welsh language when you deliver your project, Welsh translation costs will need to be factored into the costs for the project.

How often are grant applications considered?

There are no application deadlines for this programme - apply anytime. The application form is straightforward and we will assess your application in eight weeks.