Grant budget for new awards 2012-2013

The Heritage lottery fund has announced changes to their funding programmes for 2013. Full details will be announced in May 2012.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has just agreed an increased budget for new awards in 2012-13 of £375m. This budget represents an increase of £120m over their

2011-2012 budget and is made possible by the increase in the heritage share of good cause income to 20% in April 2012, and continuing record ticket sales.

A number of other changes will also be introduced, with a strategic plan for 2013-19, which will be launched next May.

More detail and finalised budgets for 2012-2013 will be announced in the spring.

Other changes include :

HLF will be introducing a number of changes to programmes which respond to customer feedback and help manage business even more effectively, from April 2012:

  • Committees will take local decisions on more Heritage Grants applications – up to the value of £2m (currently £1m).
  • The upper limit for Your Heritage grants will be increased to £100,000 (from £50,000).
  • The upper limit for Young Roots grants will be increased to £50,000 (from £25,000). It will also support projects engaging a wider age range of young people (from 11 – 25 years old) and the maximum length of a project will be increased to two years.

They will introduce single stage Heritage Grants applications by exception when there is an urgent external deadline, for example on partnership funding.

For further information on changes :

For further information on how to apply for Heritage lottery funding :