From the archaelogy under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife, Heritage Lottery Fund use money raised by National Lottery player to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.
Little-known stories brought to light. Thousands of young people inspired to find out about where they live. Neglected buildings and places rescued from decay. Local pride returning to communities.
These are just some of the achievements of the heritage projects we fund. Up and down the country these projects breathe new life into tired collections, parks and landscapes.
Diverse community histories have been recorded for the first time and hundreds of young people have learned life-changing skills, from conserving rare wildlife to using digital technologies.
Neglected areas have become vibrant places to live and work, fostering a sense of community, and thousands of jobs and training opportunities have been created.
We are the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. We invest National Lottery players' money wisely and champion heritage as one of the National Lottery good causes.