HLF distribute the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK

Since its launch in 1994, the National Lottery has provided funds for good causes. Our parent body, the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) allocates Lottery funds to heritage; HLF is the distributor.

HLF is a non-departmental public body accountable to Parliament via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Although we are not a government department, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues financial and policy instructions to us, and we report to Parliament through DCMS. 

Our decisions about individual applications and policies are entirely independent of the Government.

“Our heritage should be protected for the future, and we believe that everyone should have the chance to explore and look after it.”

For more info please see their website: www.hlf.org.uk