National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

The process is closed to new applicants until the next round in 2022.

Large grants are available for innovative heritage projects that will bring about positive changes and benefits to people, places and the wider heritage sector.

There is a total fund of £50 million for the 2020-21 round. The minimum grant available is £5 million. There is no upper limit.

The programme duration is in two phases:

  • Development phase: up to two years.
  • Delivery phase: up to five years.

The Heritage Horizon Awards has a total of £50 million available in its first year (2020-2021), with large-scale grants of a minimum of £5 million each being offered to fund projects undertaken by non-profit heritage organisations and partnerships across the UK.

All funded projects will be expected to reflect the ethos behind the scheme – “Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities” – by being:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Projects that focus on the Heritage Fund’s current strategic priorities (landscapes and nature, and heritage at risk) are of particular interest.

For Further information please visit the Heritage Fund website here.