National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Creative Centenaries Digital Engagement Programme is being supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Shared History Fund.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK.

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

  • They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage

  • They provide leadership and support across the heritage sector, and advocate for the value of heritage

The fund's parent body is the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). The NHMF allocates Lottery funds to heritage: The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the distributor.

They are a non-departmental public body accountable to Parliament via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Decisions about individual applications and policies are entirely independent of the government.

With every purchase of a ticket, National Lottery players raise money for good causes. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is one of 12 distributors of this funding.