Heritage Lottery Fund

In 2009 The Heritage Lottery Fund


HLF helps groups and organisations of all sizes with projects that:

  • conserve the UK's diverse heritage for present and future generations to experience and enjoy;
  • help more people, and a wider range of people, to take an active part in and make decisions about their heritage;
  • help people to learn about their own and other people's heritage


The HLF provides capital costs for its projects. Monitoring documents and forms must be completed as a condition of the grant. Other conditions must be met if the project involves buying land and buildings, doing work on these or buying objects.

Background research and further advice

Heritage Lottery Fund

HLF, Capturing the Public Value of Heritage. Documents from the 2006 Conference, 2006

HLF, Heritage Matters, various editions

Links to Case Studies

You can find the following relevant case studies within the toolkit:

  • Redlees Studios, Isleworth
  • Swiss Cottage Civic-Cultural Centre, Camden
  • Former Molineux Hotel, Wolverhampton

More case studies about some of the grants that the Heritage Lottery Fund has made in Heritage Lottery Fund Publications.