NLHF publishes Heritage 2033

7 Mar 2023

National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has shared details of its new 10-year strategy, Heritage 2033 (2 March), setting out the overarching principles and ambitions of their long-term strategy for the UK's heritage sector.

Over the life of this strategy, NLHF aims to invest £3.6billion raised for good causes by National Lottery players and will raise the threshold from £5 to £10 for the National Lottery Grants for Heritage funding programme.

It will additionally adopt a simplified process to funding, with applications assessed under four new investment principles that will underpin everything they do, from open grant funding with devolved decision-making across their six area and nation committees, to strategic investments and partnerships:

  • saving heritage
  • protecting the environment
  • inclusion, access and participation
  • organisational sustainability

Simon Thurley, Chair, and Eilish McGuinness, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: "Our new approach has been created through the generous contributions and expertise of many people and partners who care about heritage. We want to continue these conversations, so that National Lottery funding enables heritage to inspire and challenge, to delight and fascinate, now and in the future."

A series of delivery plans that will provide further detail and direction will be released later this year. Until then, heritage organisations are requested to continue to apply for funding using their current guidance and outcomes.

For further detail, see the NLHF Heritage 2033 website section.