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Research Projects, Centres and Large Grants

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Grants offer funding of more than £100,000 for projects that relate to the national, regional or local heritage of the UK (except the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

Projects must help people to learn about their own and other people’s heritage and must either conserve the UK’s diverse heritage for present and future generations to experience and enjoy; and/or help more people, and a wider range of people, to take an active part in and make decisions about heritage.

Applications are assessed in two stages. It will take three months from the date of receipt of your first and/or second-stage application to assess it. A decision will be made at the next available meeting after the three-month assessment process has passed.

Heritage Grant is a rolling programme and there are no deadlines for applications under £5million. Country and Regional Committees meet four times a year to make decisions on Heritage Grants of over £100,000 and under £2million – June, September, December and March. The Board meets six times a year to make decisions on Heritage Grants of £2million and under £5million. So, if you want to receive a decision on your first-stage application at a specific meeting, application forms and all supporting materials will need to have been received by HLF no later than the following dates:

■8 February for the Board meeting on 21 May 2013
■12 April for the Board meeting on 23 July 2013
■13 June for the Board meeting on 24 September 2013
■8 August for the Board meeting on 19 November 2013
■17 October for the Board meeting on 28 January 2014
■13 December for the Board meeting on 25 March 2014

Applications for grants of £5million or more are assessed, in a competitive batch, once a year by our Board:

First-stage applications: 30 November 2013, with a decision in April 2014.

To apply you should register and complete the pre-application enquiry form and full application form online.

 

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