WSREC Heritage Lottery Fund grant surgeries

Megan Braithwaite, HLF Development Officer, will be running one-to-one surgeries at the WSREC offices for groups to get advice about heritage projects and funding on Wednesday 21st September. 30 minute slots are available, booking is essential.

Are you passionate about heritage? Interested in exploring your local community history? Keen to find out more about your local area in the past, or discover more about natural heritage, buildings or traditions?

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offers funding for groups to run projects that focus on heritage, with grants from £3,000 +. Heritage can be anything from the past – from stories and traditions to old buildings, vehicles or wildlife.

HLF has a number of grant programmes to support community-based heritage projects, including:

  • Sharing Heritage: A small grants programme for groups to explore any type of heritage. Funding between £3,000 and £10,000.

  • First World War: Then and Now : Funding between £3,000 and £10,000 is available for communities or interest groups to explore the impact of the 1st World War, with a particular emphasis on involving young people.

  • Our Heritage: Any type of heritage can be the focus of an Our Heritage application – funding is from £10,000 up to £100,000

  • Young Roots: Helping young people (between 11 and 25) to explore their history or natural heritage through projects with a grant between £10,000 and £50,000.

Information on all of the programmes that HLF manage can be found on the website at

30 minute appointments are available to book through eventbrite

Contact Megan on or 0131 240 1590 with questions.