National Lottery launch Heritage Horizon Awards The National Lottery Heritage Fund is looking for inspiring applications from heritage organisations across the UK for their new Heritage Horizon Awards, worth £5million and over. The Heritage Horizon Awards were first trailed at the launch of our their Strategic Funding Framework in January. They take this type of large-scale National Lottery investment in heritage to the next level. Requirements for potential applicants include: Projects will need to have substantial proposals for recognising the contribution of The National Lottery. For the first time, The National Lottery Heritage Fund may choose to negotiate naming rights. Applications from a full range of heritage are welcome. When making the awards, there will be a particular focus on The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s current strategic priorities: landscape and nature and heritage at risk. An Expressions of Interest stage will give applicants an early steer on whether or not they are likely to be successful. The most promising applicants to the Expression of Interests stage will be invited to present project proposals to a panel of trustees. A shortlist of 10-12 successful bidders who are invited to make an application will then be publicly announced, with development funding available. All successful applicants will need to have demonstrated exceptional proposals including a wide range of people in heritage.