We distribute the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK.

Since our foundation in 1994, thanks to National Lottery players we have awarded £7.7billion to over 42,000 projects.

We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. 

The projects we fund vary from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.

“Our heritage should be protected for the future, and we believe that everyone should have the chance to explore and look after it.”