From HLF this month...
If you haven't seen our recent press releases you may be interested to note that the Heritage Lottery Fund recently announced:
an additional £45m investment for next year including £21m for 'Your Heritage' our popular small grants programme (£3,000 to £50,000) which helps voluntary and community groups to conserve and enjoy local heritage - an increase of £5m on 2010-11 budget .
that we have reduced our match-funding requirements on Heritage Grants (£50,000 upwards) - for grant requests under £1m, the minimum match funding requirement has been reduced from 10% to 5% of the project costs, in cash or kind, with some contribution coming from the applicants' own resources.
If you have an idea for a project that meets our aim to
help people to learn about their own and other people's heritage
and one or both of the following aims
conserve the UK's diverse heritage for present and future generations to experience and enjoy;
help more people, and a wider range of people, to take an active part in and make decisions about their heritage.
complete a simple pre-application form on our website and www.hlf.org.uk
and one of development teams will be in touch to give you advice on taking your idea further.