Heritage Lottery Funding

Gifted Philanthropy was founded to give volunteer leaders the confidence and capacity to raise major funding for the organisations they are inspired by.

Transform your organisation with an HLF grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) can be seen as something of an enigma for many charities. However, if tackled professionally, with expert advice, the HLF is a funding source that can bring game-changing results for many charities. Where so many organisations lose out, no matter how worthwhile their heritage endeavour, is in choosing the wrong grant programme or failing to seek professional advice when preparing their application.

Understanding the HLF process

Heritage lottery funding comes in many different forms, with the various grant programmes ranging in size from £3,000 to £5 million or more. If you are unsure where to begin, please contact one of our directors for an initial conversation. Gifted also runs an annual series of complimentary workshops across the country where our Directors share their knowledge of the HLF application, dispel myths about the process and provide top tips for success. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact Julie on Julie.day@giftedphilanthropy.com or 07808 157487.

Heritage lottery fund bid writers

Gifted Philanthropy has a team of advisers, skilled in writing Heritage Lottery Fund bids. Our Directors have partnered a range of institutions across the heritage sector, from museums to cathedrals and churches to schools, supporting them in submitting successful grant applications across the various programmes. Our consultants also undertake Heritage Lottery Fund evaluations working with clients at the end of their HLF funded project to analyse the success of any capital building works and the associated activity programmes.

The importance of engaging an HLF adviser

In summary, Gifted Philanthropy are the ideal partners when you decide to embark on the HLF process. From assessing the best Heritage Lottery Fund programme for your project, to completing the HLF application rounds and undertaking the necessary HLF evaluation once your project is complete, we can help you to make the most of this fantastic funding source.