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.