National Lottery Grants for Heritage can provide grants of £3K to £10K and £10K to £100K. They are not interested in the art of your project. They are interested in the way you can share or interpret heritage with a project that is focussed on inclusion, led by and/or engaging diverse groups typically under-represented in heritage (for example, young people, minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds).
This work could include:
✔ Exploring different generations, communities and their history.
✔ Mental health and historic environments.
✔ Youth-led history focused projects.
✔ LGBT+ heritage.
E.g. making a show (interpreting heritage) with the local community and performing it (sharing the heritage) in a heritage space.
You need to do your heritage research to justify the funds. E.g. the old well is based in a historic park in the town of x. These projects work with the community to explore the social and industrial heritage of wells and shares the heritage with the diverse community through an event which includes performance and the historic craft of well dressing.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage budgets have fixed categories. Take care when compiling the budget as you can not shift spend between categories whilst running the project without their prior permission.