Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage through innovative investment in projects with a lasting impact on people and places. As the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage, with around £375million a year to invest in new projects and a considerable body of knowledge, they are also a leading advocate for the value of heritage to modern life. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, they invest in every part of their heritage. Since 1994, HLF has supported just over 35,000 projects allocating more than £5.5billion across the UK.
Since their foundation in 1994, thanks to National Lottery players they have awarded £7.1billion to over 40,000 projects.
They believe that understanding, valuing and sharing their heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.
The projects they fund vary from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.
Their heritage should be protected for the future, and their aim is that everyone should have the chance to explore and look after it.