Heritage Lottery Fund grant budget increases by £120m for 2012-2013

Posted on 22/12/2011 by


The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has recently annouced it has an increased budget for new awards in 2012-13 of £375million, an increase of of £120million from the  2011-2012 budget. The increase is because HLF now receive a greater proportion of the National Lottery good causes money, and lottery ticket sale shave increased.

There are a number of increases in the different types of grants that HLF dish out, but of interest to those working in oral history are:

  • Heritage Grants (awards over £50,000) will have a total budget of £255m, including at least £50m for Major Batch projects (grants over £5m).
  • Your Heritage budget will be £26m. Grants will be available up to £100,000 from April 2012, up from £50,000.
  • Young Roots budget (for heritage projects led by young people) will be £4m.  Grants will be available up to £50,000 from April 2012, up from £25,000.

More information on the changes can be found at http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/programmes/Pages/Informationforapplicants2012.aspx

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