Heritage Lottery Fund’s Shared Heritage Fund is available to not-for-profit groups wanting to explore, share and celebrate their community’s heritage. Activities supported can include events,exhibitions, festivals and celebrations, or producing local history publications, conservation of individual heritage items, volunteer training and support. Start-up grants will also be available to community groups taking responsibility for heritage, to create the right constitutional framework (including the costs of professional advice on legal forms and governance structures) and to assess options in arriving at a strategy for managing the heritage. They may then make a further application for a grant for a project focused on their heritage. Grants will be between £3,000 and £10,000 and applications can be made in February 2013.
For more information, please visit the Heritage Lottery Fund website.